Small slab release in Franconia area

February 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Name: Michael Apostolou
Location: Ridgeline skiers left of the Tuckerbrook CCC trail

A small slab released down to the ground in the shallow snowpack (pre storm). This happened at a rollover on a steep ridge. There where no signs of instability, and given the shallow snowpack the likelihood of this happening seemed rare. This acted more like a sluff but the picture shows an obvious small fracture. The snow was dry and loose. This layer is now buried but an obvious concern as the snowpack grows.