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Accident: Snowbird Ski Resort

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Monday, February 24, 2014
Avalanche Date
Thursday, March 3, 1977
Region
Snowbird Ski Resort
Location Name or Route
Gad Valley
Elevation
9,700'
Aspect
West
Slope Angle
34°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
4'
Width
80'
Vertical
500'
Carried
2
Caught
2
Buried - Partly
1
Buried - Fully
1
Killed
1
Accident and Rescue Summary

Below is a narrative of the accident from The Snowy Torrents; Avalanche Accidents in the United States 1972-1979, Knox Williams and Betsy Armstrong.

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