Snowpit showing new snow and weak layer

This 4' deep snowpit shows the new snow over the last 4 days: everything above the blue card, over 2' of snow measuring 2" of SWE. Avalanches are breaking on the very weak, sugary snow (facets and depth hoar) 1-1.5 feet above the ground. The smooth surface in the bottom left of the photo is the failure plane. Photo: GNFAC

Advisory Year
Bridger Range, 2021-02-07