Most slopes are safe from avalanches today, but this does not mean small avalanches are impossible. At lower elevations, you may be able to trigger small wet avalanches where the snow becomes wet and cohesionless. Slopes with thin snowcover or exposed rocks outcroppings and vegetation are where you are most likely to find these conditions. These small avalanches will be harmless unless you are in very steep consequential terrain. Remember that even small avalanches can knock you down or push you into trees, rocks, or take you for a ride through chutes and gullies.
Observers reported failing cornices, and those just on the brink in adjacent zones recently. Give cornices a wide berth as they can break further back onto ridgelines than you might expect, and try to plan routes that avoid travelling underneath them.
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