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Avalanche: Twin Lakes area

Observer Name
Kosinski
Observation Date
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Avalanche Date
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Region
Twin Lakes area
Location Name or Route
Heaven's Gate
Elevation
10,300'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
35°
Trigger
Skier
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
12"
Width
40'
Vertical
100'
Comments
This was on the chute next to another avalanche that was intentionally triggered by a ski cut. This was a soft slab and appears to have been unintentionally triggered by a skier after they went off a small convexity and landed. Wind loading was noted on this slope and in the area where the avalanche released.
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