Avalanche: Twin Lakes Pass

Location

United States
40° 35' 25.422" N, 111° 36' 29.5884" W
Observer Name
Charlie Hussey
Observation Date
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Occurrence Date
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Occurence Time
11:00am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Ridge near Twin Lakes Pass
Elevation
10300
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
10"
Width
150
Vertical
300
Comments
I kicked a cornice off the ridge line south of Twin Lakes Pass and it started a small slide that propagated along the slope. I do not think it would have buried a person but we decided to back off the slope and ski lower angled runs.
Map
40° 35' 25.422" N, 111° 36' 29.5884" W