Avalanche: Superior

Observer Name
erubble
Observation Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Region
Superior
Location Name or Route
South Superior/2 Trees/Hell Gate
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
South
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Depth
2'
Width
150'
Comments
New snow was super touchy in steep enough south terrain. From Cardiff Peak could see big old crown on the south face just below Little Sup. Dropped SW off the peak and got it to shatter, run and entrain as expected. Same deal further down as the SW doglegs left into the 2 Trees funnel. Skied from island to island setting off 2 ft deep shooting crack and shattering slabs. Definitely could've outrun it all if matching it making super G turns. Little Sup slide ran nearly to the road via the fall line over into the 2 Tree runout just below the choke. Hell Gate east waterfalled when while walking the road back up to town.
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