Potential hazards of late-season skiing and riding.
Spring skiing and riding can be some of the best of the season. Good snow coverage, warmer weather and more predictable snow stability (at times) can lead to unmatched conditions. One's ability also improves after a full season which allows skiers and riders to push the envelope in avalanche terrain. While spring conditions can be the best, it can also hold avalanche hazards not encountered during the colder parts of winter.
As snowpack and weather transition into a warmer and wetter spring pattern, there are a number of avalanche variables to pay attention to.