Avalanche: Summit

Location: Fresno Peak

Route & General Observations

Triggered slide on the main bowl off Fresno peak. Large powder slide.

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Forecaster Comments

Added information after conversation with observer -Aleph Johnston-Bloom, 1.5.19.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect East
Elevation 3500ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 10inWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

AJB from conversation with skier:
Skier took 5 or 6 turns into the bowl but had a feeling and was skiing at the side of the bowl not the center. Avalanche propagated across entire bowl around 8-12" deep. Skier skied off to the side and let slide run to bottom and then skied down. The bed surface was soft to ski.

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Observer Comments

No observed prior to avalanche.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

Light wind effect from the NW. with visible pockmarks but surface snow was soft.


Observer noted surface hoar on exposed bed surface.

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