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Will It Heal? Does it Matter?

On a daily basis I am asked the questions: Will the persistent weak layer problem in our snowpack heal? What will it take? When?

The reality of the matter is, simply, we don’t know, along with a whole lot of other “if... then’s”. In my 20 years of working in the industry, I have seen few seasons quite like this. It feels like winter just finally arrived in the last two weeks adding approximately 1.5 meters of snow on top of our buried persistent weak layer. Initially, this rapid loading of storm snow is what created the maj