Date of Observation: 02/22/2022
Name: Ben Ammon
Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: North and Northeast facing terrain above Gothic Road
Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Numerous 25cm deep soft slabs running on the old snow surface, which was 1-1.5mm FC. Any terrain steeper than 35 degrees ran naturally or was touchy to ski triggers. The largest slide observed was about 300′ wide and ran onto Gothic Road sometime around 1pm, between our first and second laps, D1.5, photos attached. Similar terrain in less sheltered areas where the old snow surface was a variable mix of windboard and facets produced some cracking but was much more stubborn or wouldn’t slide at all.
Snowpack: HST at 1500 was 25cm