Route & General Observations
Standard uptrack, skinned from the car.
|Trigger||Skier||Avalanche Type||Soft Slab||Aspect||North|
|Elevation||4700ft||Slope Angle||45deg||Crown Depth||6in|
Intentional, ski cut triggered wind slab on a slope convexity. Crown ranged from 3"-8" and ran ~800-900ft downslope.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Wind scouring, cross loaded slopes and gullies.
Gusts up to 30mph the night before, wind was minimal all day, ~5mph
Snow surface ranged from breakable wind crust to puddles of grandma skin. Scoured on windward aspects (E winds) and significant deposition lee, cross slope.
No snow pits dug.