Went on a tour today with some buddies with hopes of skiing the great one. Once up in the sac bowl, we opted to back away given the wind was howling. We skied the white worm, and saw numerous cracks shooting across the slope. I opted to ski a short and sweet N facing couloir which started out pretty firm into avalanche bowl. About halfway down, I had a wind slab release after one soft turn with the deepest portion of the slide being one foot. I was not carried as I immediately cut out of the fall line, the slide rolled for about 200 vert. My friends opted to ski the direct headwall exit and had numerous small wind slabs pull out. Some areas were stripped to rock of snow. Photo: T.S.
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