Hold your charge Peeps of the Steeps! It's about as precarious as it would get anywhere. Today and for the next few days... particularly, but not exclusive to, aspects lee to the north and west. More info:https://mountainsportscollective.org
Wow, in resort??
You've probably already seen this, but just in case
I read a Hoth seasoner claiming to have footage of a slide on Eagle Ridge also. Awaiting this footage.so we have confirmed slides above Avalanche Gully at Hotham (triggered by skiers on ascent), wide of Eyre at Perisher and Guthega ridge.
That's a busy enough day.
Here's the culprit
i'd be treating anything east with suspicion and respect . The stuff that came on the NW is the interface for weakness sitting on top of the hoar, so lee to the SW may not have much depth of it, but what is there has since been loaded when the wind swung to the SW.
yes i saw that! I wondered if it was the same place...
The filmers seem to have the slide further away
If you look at Loccy's photo the slide goes to tress where the filming one doesn't have many tress below it.
Unless it slide again above the trees?
I find it hard to believe (in the absence of strong evidence in the form of multiple snowpits) that any hoar frost would have survived above the treeline, it usually gets blown away before the snow starts falling. I would be really wary of those steep little sheltered gullies down in the trees, where hoar might survived and be buried by swirling snow, and you could easily be buried in the creek bed by a small slide (like that slope left of High Noon at Thredbo where two people have been buried and one killed)
The big slabs under the usual big ridgeline cornices should stabilise relatively quickly (in a couple of days) and also be thick enough to be hard to trigger by a skier (a falling chunk of cornice can do it...) but really huge if they do go (like the Blue Lake avalanche)
I don't know the area but that looks steep from the photo, any idea what the gradient is?