Avalanche: Wilson Chutes

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Avalanche Date
Monday, February 19, 2018
Region
Wilson Chutes
Location Name or Route
Wilson Chutes
Elevation
9100
Aspect
Southeast
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
100
Vertical
400
Comments

Saw this avalanche on the skiers left side of the Wilson Chutes it obviously went into old snow and by the looks of the crown and its lower elevation E-SE facing aspect I suspect it went on facets or depth hoar close to the ground. The slide looked to occur later in the storm, the crown and bed surface were pretty clean. The interesting thing about this slide is the aspect' I haven't seen much evidence of SE facing slopes breaking into old snow at the ground, that being said it was in a shallow snow-pack area with multiple weak layers.

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