Some thoughts on Terrain and Instabilities

This first video is an excellent tutorial on managing terrain when dealing with persistent weak layers in the snowpack.


 This video is a tragic example highlighting the dangers of a small terrain trap when the snowpack lacks stability. I find this extremely helpful as it can easily relate the snowpack and terrain often encountered in the Big Holes, Snakes, Lemhis, and other surrounding low and mid elevation terrain. Shallow, weak faceted snow and terrain traps…