Skied N-Facing slopes to highway and S-facing slops to Mill creek. Kept the slope angle in open terrain around 30 degrees, steeper in the trees.
Feb. 7, 2017, 6 p.m. PST
Weather: Skies becoming overcast, L-M East wind, no precip.
Snowpack: Dug a pit on a S- aspect at 5,700'. Snow pack is about 1 meter of storm snow above the 1/29 crust. It is settling and becoming more cohesive and mostly rightside up. An ETC test propagated clean and fast on the crust and facets above it (ETC 26 P down 100cm). It was a sudden fracture and was not reactive in compression tests.
Area Description: Stevens Pass Resort BC
Avalanches: None. No cracks or whumphs in the terrain we selected. The South Face of Lichtenburg had a D2 Slab release on S.Facing steep slopes that we saw from afar.
Observation by Matt Hartman
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No