Good to know, thanks. With the cold temps the snowpack may not ‘heal’ itself for a while, and the storm slabs could be with us a while. Also, any wind is going to move this new snow around and could create some dangerous wind slabs on lee slopes too.
As of Thursday evening the road to the Golf Course was not plowed but Sharon and I made it there to do some cross country skiing/ low angle touring and stay off the steeper slopes. As we skied across the golf course you could see uphill tracks and at least three different slide paths with noticeable crowns. We also spoke with one of the snowboarders that triggered one of the Avalanches and confirmed the crown was about two feet. We decided to just break a track around the left side of the course. Wow, we were sinking to our knees with our skis on! We only did it twice and the second time was way more fun. Maybe some hearty soul will break trail on the other half.
Also, I spoke to DOT and heard the plan is to open the road to the Pass for the weekend.
We are about to get a warm storm. A fat spackling of heavy snow over already reactive layers could make the avy conditions much worse. Just like you, snow slopes don’t like stress and they are about to get a boat load of it. Stay safe and stick to slopes below 30 degrees until this snowpack heals itself.