Sleet Group

On Friday, February 26, 1999, we met at Dewey Hall, on the Vermont College campus in Montpelier, VT.

On Saturday, February 27, 1999, we went to Mount Mansfield to collect data

data collection meant digging snow pits and examining different snow layers,


(data from our observations)

Pit One

Pit Two

Pit Three


we dug three pits at different points along Smuggler's Notch

along the way we stopped to slide and learn important self-arrest techniques

At the top of the notch we tried to simulate a small avalanche

Once all of our observations were complete, we began our descent

some people walked, some used sleds, some used shovels