Sluffy storm snow

10webCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 03/20/2023
Name: Zach Guy

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Rec tour, several northeast facing slopes BTL

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Skier triggered a loose dry avalanche that was large enough to push someone into a tree or terrain trap, entraining about 10″ of loose snow.
Weather: Snowfall rates alternated between light and moderate. Calm winds BTL.
Snowpack: About 6″ of pleasantly fluffy new snow by 4 p.m., on top of a low density, faceted interface. The upper 10″ or so sluffed easily on slopes steeper than about 38 degrees. No slab formation yet in the new snow, but once it does, there is a decent amount of snow for entrainment.