Avalanche: Snake Creek

Observer Name
Kikkert, Manos
Observation Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Region
Snake Creek
Location Name or Route
Snake Creek
Elevation
9,800'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
1"
Width
30'
Vertical
300'
Comments

Triggered on a ski cut. Began as wet loose, but pulled out a chunk of wind slab mid-track and ran much further than it would have otherwise. Winds were really getting down into the Snake Creek drainage, with lots of cross loading. The pocket pulled out by the wet loose was one of these cross loaded pockets. 

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