A great example of the untrustworthy nature of buried persistent weak layers. Traveling in avalanche terrain will continue to require attention to safe travel techniques and preparedness for rescue in the chance that you are able to trigger an avalanche. Buried persistent weak layers will continue to be problematic throughout the season, although the likelihood of triggering this avalanche problem will vary between periods of varying sensitivity and activity.
Buried persistent weak layers will also continue to allow people to trigger avalanches from above, adjacent to, from below, and remotely (such as this avalanche).
While many recreators were able to ride a large variety of terrain without incident this weekend, this avalanche demonstrates that while likelihood is low, consequence is high enough to bury, injure or kill.