We’ve been hearing reports from people coming in from the backcountry (the true, non-avalanche-controlled backcountry) that conditions feel "solid" out there. This causes us some concern as we record some significant results while doing avalanche control within the ski area.
If you need some motivation to pay attention to persistent weak layers deeper down, take a look at these spectacular photos from Mt. Hood Meadows the other day! (Here’s one "teaser" showing the bottom of the Heather Canyon chair.)
Also, check out Kim Kircher’s blog about recent avalanche activity throughout the PNW, including a big’un by Ted’s Buttress, up above the ski club lodges behind Parking Lots C & D).