Avalanche: Shingle Mill

Observer Name
Weston Deutschlander
Observation Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Avalanche Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Region
Shingle Mill
Location Name or Route
Shingle Mill
Elevation
9800
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2'
Width
25
Vertical
300
Comments

Skier 1 noted that: A. North East Facing B. Steep slope (39°) C. Obvious signs of wind loading. Upon saying that skier 1 decided to poke out along the ridge and give a couple jumps and traverse closer to rollover to intentionally see if anything would happen. As skier 1 excited the fattest part of the slope to a shallower part the fracture initiated (from the ridge). 

Comments

Would have sucked getting pushed into these trees. 

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