Avalanche: Pink Pine

Location

United States
40° 33' 31.0068" N, 111° 41' 33.3276" W
Observer Name
chris mo
Observation Date
Friday, February 28, 2014
Occurrence Date
Friday, February 28, 2014
Occurence Time
1:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Pink Pine Ridge Line
Elevation
9200
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
12"
Width
80
Vertical
600
Comments
Started the morning with some excellent east facing tree turns off the Pink pine ridge, finding mainly some sluffing. After a lap, met up with another buddy in the area, and the group of three continued up a bit higher onto the pink pine ridge. This next shot was a bit higher up and had more wind effected snow up high. As suspected, a quick slope cut to a safe zone high on the slope propagated the wind slab. It ran about 80 feet wide and collected at the bottom of the slope... Definitely an unmanageable situation if you got caught up. The crown was 12 inches deep and it slid on the old snow/new snow interface.
Map
40° 33' 31.0068" N, 111° 41' 33.3276" W
Coordinates
POINT (-111.692591 40.558613)