Observation: Turnagain

Location: Lipps

Route & General Observations

We skied Lipps and I observed some minor avy activity on the south side of
cornbiscuit. It appears to have been a natural avalanche triggered sometime
during the end of the past storm. I would suspect it was due to wind loading, as
it appeared to be a shallow soft slab. It did not step down to weaker layers,
but it was interesting to note that it propagated fairly wide and entrained a
quite a bit of snow- certainly enough to bury or injure a person.

Otherwise, skiing conditions were quite pleasant. I saw a lot of folks punching
some deep and steep lines on Goldpan; as well as some unsafe skiing practices
like skiing on top of one another.

It went from bluebird to greybird at about 1500, and the winds were moderate out
of the N-NE. Observed plumes on many ridges to include Pete’s and Pastoral.