UDOT PLANNED AVALANCHE CLOSURES

Avalanche: Alta Periphery

Observer Name
John
Observation Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Region
Alta Periphery
Location Name or Route
Catherine's area
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
40
Width
10
Comments
Yesterday my son was skiing at Alta. In Catherine's area he triggered a small wind slab avalanche which knocked him of his feet and carried his ski away. Slope was short and steep. (Sorry, the photo is a pic of a pic as the app only lets me take a pic with the UAC app not from my library) Alta Patrol responded and helped him look but his ski was not found. They got him a loaner and he skied out. I skinned up with a metal detector and still couldn't find the ski. Point release which spread maybe 10-15'. 6-8" crown. Ran 40' or so from release point but that's difficult to determine as there were a lot of footprints looking for the ski. (An older Rossi Scratch if you happen to find it.) debris seemed to pile 1-3' deep but again it was hard to determine from all the searching.
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