These pits are generated using a FREE and easy to use program available at www.SnowPilot.org. Through Snowpilot, snowpit data can be uploaded to a international database for use by researchers to study avalanches.
Watch a video that shows how to download and use the software.
Go to either the AAA page about Snow, Weather, and Avalanche Guidelines (SWAG), or NAC websites to get detailed guidelines on snowpits and stability tests.
Skied south of Cooke City today. LOTS of collapsing and cracking. (maybe 30 good collapses throughout the day) Felt confident that one could have easily triggered an avalanche today if they wanted to.
New snow: about 10cms more last night. Warmer temps, so the new snow was slightly upside down from the weekend's fresh snow.
ECTP2 on a west aspect at 9200'. Snowpit attached.
New/ old snow interface is the layer of primary concern. (persistent slab problem)
No avalanche activity observed.