Avalanche: Pioneer Ridge

Observation Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Region
Pioneer Ridge
Location Name or Route
Pioneer Main Chute
Elevation
10200
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
4"
Width
15
Vertical
60
Comments
Was able to trigger multiple small wind slabs with ski cuts in the main Pioneer Chute behind Brighton resort. My partner was also able to trigger at least one being second on the run. The slope was cross loaded with obvious pillows which is where we were able to trigger slides with ski cuts. The wind was blowing in the 20's by my estimate. The riding was better and the winds decreased as we decreased in elevation.

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