Avalanche: Paradise Dry

Observation Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Region
Paradise Dry
Location Name or Route
Paradox
Elevation
7,900'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
34°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
20"
Width
300'
Vertical
900'
Comments

A skier intentionally triggered a sizable avalanche in the mountains above Paradise.  The avalanche on a northeast facing slope at around 7900' in elevation failed on weak snow above the December 16 rain-crust.  It included all the Christmas snow and was nearly 300' wide.

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