Avalanche: Snowbird Ski Resort

Observer Name
Murakami
Observation Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Region
Snowbird Ski Resort
Location Name or Route
Snowbird under Temptation Ridge
Elevation
10,100'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Hiker
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
10"
Width
100'
Vertical
200'
Carried
4
Caught
4
Buried - Partly
1
Comments

UAC Forecaster note: Local winds between 0730 and 0930 created this wind slab. There was no wind slab present before this time. This is a classic example of how you can almost find an unstable wind slab on any given day regardless of snow conditions. Winds shifted from a SSW direction to a S and SSE direction and increased slightly blowing 30 G 40 mph at 0900 near Hidden Peak before easing again.  

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