Unfortunately, the persistent buried weak sugary faceted layers of snow look like they will continue to cause us problems for a while. BBQ bowl in Pleasant Creek is one of my favorite places to ski when conditions allow. Conditions have been too dangerous for me to feel comfortable getting into it yet this season.
Many avalanche paths that avalanched during December are now reloaded. My findings today conclude that many of these paths are going to avalanche again. Some may just need a little nudge like someone on a sled or skis. Some may need a bit more snow. Bottom line is that things are dangerous and we need to avoid these big steep slopes for a while still.
Below is a picture of a couple of slopes in upper Seeley Creek. These did not avalanche during the last storm but did in December. DETAILS These slopes are ripe to avalanche again. These are very popular slopes for people on sleds to climb. I would stay clear of these for now.