Snowmobiler got collapsing

Watkins Creek
Lionhead Range
Code
Elevation
8000
Aspect Range
E-SE
Notes

From an email from Bret Rasmussen:

(Collapsing) "This occurred as I was driving through the snow. I had observed this evidence of collapsing in a few areas, but in the picture I actually witnessed the snow settle. Above and South of Watkins Creek. East Southeast aspect. 8000 feet."

His assessment (we concur): " The weak layer does not seem to be healing... It's going to take a deeper snow pack to promote stability but at the same time this will stress the existing weak layer. I'm afraid we are headed for a very troubled avalanche season!"

The attached video and snowpit is from the same day, not very far to the north in Trapper Creek.

Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Problem Type
Persistent Weak Layer
Slab Thickness units
centimeters