Avalanche: Cardiff Bowl

Observer Name
AMAC
Observation Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Region
Cardiff Bowl
Location Name or Route
Cardiff Pass BCC
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
35°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
20"
Width
300'
Vertical
300'
Comments
Sizeable pocket pulled out on traverse line from Cardiff Pass to lower Holy Moly. Spotted from Low Ivory. I skied this traverse earlier in the day, wondering at the time why I was taking a chance!! Lots of collapsing and cracking in Cardiff today, numerous small releases on steeper banks. The skiing was fast and good. Decided to ski out BCC and not mess with return over Cardiff Pass.

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