We toured into Broken Top bowl today. We were surprised to see many natural avalanches left over from Sunday, 12/21. On the SE/E aspects, we noted wind slab avalanches on Ball Butte (D1), the East Bowl off of the SE Ridge of Broken Top (D2.5), and the impressive Pucker Up (D3). Pucker Up seems to be a repeat performer, but on the other runs I had never seen avalanches before.Even more interesting was the slab avalanches on W/SW aspects down low in the bowl. There was a significant D2 that came out of the lower part of A la Mode, and other SW faces as well. The debris from both sides of the bowl intersected down low. There was an impressive amount of debris that flowed down very low angle terrain.We stuck to conservative terrain on S and SW facing slopes that had solar input. This provided great corn skiing in late December!
Broken Top Bowl
Broken Top Area
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