Snow pit above the Finger's start zone. Snow surface below 11,000 ft was wet in the afternoon. Old snow rollers from previous warming were on the surface on southerly aspects at 11,600 and below.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Temperatures above 0C for 24+ hours, reports of rain in Vail, CO. Upon arrival, examination of Vail Narrows revealed light snowfall w/ no expected critical loading of wet snow in the Vail Narrows, and falling temperatures.
moderate wind loading from SW winds
Crown profile of an avalanche that buried HWY 40 on 2/8/17. The avalanche was initiated from a shallow spot where the P+ hard slab (second layer) was 20-50 cm thick and the upper wind slab layer was about 30-40 cm thick
Tennessee slide ran on opposite aspect across Black Gore Creek. SS-N-R2D1-O