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Accident: Alta Ski Area

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Monday, March 17, 2014
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, February 19, 1986
Region
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » Alta Ski Area
Location Name or Route
Sugarloaf in Alta Ski Area
Elevation
10,700'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
39°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
5'
Width
600'
Vertical
1,000'
Carried
1
Caught
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 1980-1986, Nick Logan and Dale Atkins.
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