The eastern side of the Golden Stairs has formed a significant cornice. One portion has broken away and caused a slide.
As well as the obvious danger area on the left side of the picture and the actual slide area, the section back towards the Mawson tow (right side), at the edge of Gollum’s Gully, is also particularly nasty looking. With the recent rain, the whole cornice will be heavily loaded. Ski patrol warns against approaching the area as it will be highly unstable.