Dave and Doug of the GNFAC intentionally triggered 2 slides on Ski Hill on Lionhead.
We parked sleds and Doug took off along the rollover to skiers right and triggered a slide from 75’ away. The slides broke under the 8-12" new(er) snow that was on top of the 1' deep layer of sugary facets/depth hoar. Size was about 100’ across and 150’ slope distance. Whumpfing, cracks. ECTP3 in our pit. Dave then took the lead over to the skiers left slope and got the far end of it to go with a whumpf. Same depth, same story, but this was bigger: estimated about 200’ wide and 3-400’ slope distance. ECTP2.