Route & General Observations
We accessed the Ragged Top subridge via California Creek.
|Trigger||Skier||Avalanche Type||Soft Slab||Aspect||South|
|Elevation||3000ft||Slope Angle||35deg||Crown Depth||3ft|
This slide was triggered remotely by a skier descending low-angle terrain approximately 200 yards away. The slide ran roughly 400' vertical feet.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||Yes|
Numerous other natural slides visible throughout the area on a wide variety of aspects and slope angles.
Clear and calm, temps in the lower 30's F.
Dry boot-top powder and windblown snow.
First skier was descending skiers left of the slide when it occurred. The second skier heard a loud collapse when the avalanche was triggered. First skier then skinned back up to partner on flat area above and they descended the ridge, their orignial route.