Deep snowpack - Cooke City

Deep snowpack - Cooke City

Upper elevation, north facing slopes around Cooke City have a snowpack that's 5-6 feet deep. As the snowpack gets deeper, it will becomes more difficult to impact weak layers near the ground. However, if a slide is triggered on facets near the ground, it will carry a lot of volume and likely be large and destructive. Photo GNFAC 

This image is from the following advisory:
GNFAC Avalanche Advisory for Sat Dec 31, 2016
GNFAC Avalanche Advisory for Sun Jan 1, 2017