With our thin snowpack there are less people sliding around in the backcountry than normal. The hardcores are still out there finding the re-crystalized pow and shredding it though. A thin snowpack is not however a safe snowpack. Mr. Craig Gordon of the Utah Avalanche Center traveled out to Wolf Creek Pass, East of Park City, to check out the avalanche conditions and put together this quick educational/informational edit. The weak layers buried in our current snowpack make it unstable as Craig shows with his shovel tap test. It is also good to remember that the snow around buried rocks, bushes and stumps will be especially rotten and apt to disintegrate.
Be careful out there….