Avalanche: Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Observation Date
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Avalanche Date
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Region
Weber Canyon
Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation
10,400'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
150'
Vertical
150'
Comments

This slope typically loads with west and southwest winds. Friday's winds gusting in the 40's and 50's had no problem forming a dense, cohesive, hard slab which rests on a layer of near surface facets. Third track on the slope triggered the slab, but the rider was able to quickly get off the moving piece of snow. Not a huge slide by Uinta standards, but definitely worth noting the weak snow has come back to life.  

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