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Avalanche: Wildcat Bowl

Observer Name
Wally Macfarlane
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Region
Wildcat Bowl
Location Name or Route
Woodcamp (Wildcat Bowl
Elevation
8,000'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
11"
Width
40'
Vertical
400'
Comments
While skiing a steep east facing slope (about 38 degrees) at 8000 ft, an avalanche broke loose slightly in front of my skis. I was able to avoid getting caught by "pointing my skis" and outrunning the slide then skiing off to the side of the avalanche. The avalanche was approximately 40 feet wide, 1 foot deep and run for about 400 vertical feet. The slide consisted of storm snow and likely failed at the new snow/old snow interface. See video URL.
Video
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