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Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Areas of wind slab exist in Moderate rated forecast zones. Though small, these slabs are likely to be unstable enough to be triggered by a person traveling on them. Due to the small amount of snow which fell overnight, the size and distribution of these slabs is limited. Low rated areas contain isolated areas of wind slab and will likely receive more scouring and less deposition of new snow. Continued snow shower activity early today may contribute more snow to areas of instability. All of our terrain contains an abundance of stout, icy rain crust which creates a dangerous slide-for-life hazard. Unfortunately, avoiding the wind slabs puts you onto this hard crust. The most imminent threat that will remain constant for the next few days is the icy crust and the potential for a long sliding fall into rocks, stout bushes and holes melted into the snowpack. The Lip contains an unusually nasty fall potential due to the 20’ crown face in the middle of the run and in the fall line of the Tuckerman Ravine Trail.