Accident: Alta Ski Area

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Monday, March 17, 2014
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, February 19, 1986
Region
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
Avalanche Problem
Deep 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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