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It is important to remember that if there is enough snow to ride on, there is also enough snow to create an avalanche. Early season snow can turn to weak facets quite quickly with cold nights and a very shallow snowpack, especially on shady aspects. The sun is more intense during the fall than mid-winter, and the snowpack often develops slick crusts. Rain on snow events are also quite common bringing with it a host of potential issues.
Keep an eye out for those natural indicators of instability and if you are seeing something (good, bad, or indifferent) let others know through our observation page here.