Snowmobiled and skied in the Skyland area, looking for early-season and holiday crusts, as well as near-surface hazards.
We climbed and skied short pitches up to 40 degrees that were clear from overhead hazards (cornice fall, wind slabs, DPS) that might have lurked in the very steep, rocky terrain near the ridge.
Debris seemed fresh - little fresh snow covering it - though I didn't get close enough to confirm. No other visible debris in similar nearby paths. Most of the debris looked like the debris from a soft slab, though there were a few chair-sized chunks. Couldn't see crown. Given nearby cornices, could have been triggered by cornice fall, prompted by recent warming.
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