At approximately 3:30pm on jan 2, a skier triggered a large slide in the west bowl below tin can false. This
slide propagated quickly spanning approximately 300 yards from above jeromes’ dome to the cornice
formed on the far ridge line. The skier swam to
the surface of the snow and was able to ski away, but the slide was large scale and carried destructive
force. The slide ripped the snow out to the ground from end to end on
the crown. Due to low light conditions, it was difficult to tell the length of the run out. The force from
this slide caused wide spread whoompfing and cracking in the snowpack well past our observation point (over
a 1/4 mile away), from the top of the center ridge above the tin can trees.