These pits are generated using a FREE and easy to use program available at www.SnowPilot.org. Through Snowpilot, snowpit data can be uploaded to a international database for use by researchers to study avalanches.
Watch a video that shows how to download and use the software.
Go to either the AAA page about Snow, Weather, and Avalanche Guidelines (SWAG), or NAC websites to get detailed guidelines on snowpits and stability tests.
We dug a pit to the ground (260cm) on the west wall in Beehive Basin to target observations for the Deep Slab problem. Attached is a SnowPilot graph of the layers, hardness, and grain identification. We performed a PST but did not get any results on the deeper facet layer, possibly due to the column not being fully isolated in the 260cm pit.
PS: 5, PF: 25