Avalanche: Big Cottonwood Canyon

Observer Name
DS
Observation Date
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Avalanche Date
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Region
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Location Name or Route
SL Twins
Elevation
10,900'
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
37°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
Graupel
Depth
2"
Width
40'
Vertical
400'
Snow Profile Comments
Dense windslab on pooled loose graupel.
Comments
It appeared that winds picked up Friday night into Saturday morning. Cross loading some features in the vacinity of the NW coulior. Slabs seem to generally small and isolated, but could come as a surprise or carry consequence in exposed terrain....No pics sorry.

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