My guests had too much energy today. So I made them dig a 250cm deep snow pit!
I wanted to find the fattest snowpack and see how the DPWL was changing. Sure enough we found a 20cm thick Facet layer down 220cm that was alive and well below a solid snowpack. You can see in the photo the hollow where we scooped the loose Facets out with our hands. We didn't do any tests on the layer, but I wanted them to see what we were skiing on. Most people don't fully understand what weak layers we ski on. This is why it's so important to check the avalanche bulletin everyday, even if you plan on not skiing.
Today our main concern was the fresh windslab. The video shows this failure between the old snow and the most recent storm.
Appearance: planer slope immediately Lee of a ridgeline, large gradual convex roll
Snow Safety Australia is a NSW based information website.