Avalanche: GE Hill/Skyline Summit

Observer Name
Steve Cote
Observation Date
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Avalanche Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Region
GE Hill/Skyline Summit
Location Name or Route
GE Hill
Elevation
9600
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
36
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
8"
Width
15
Vertical
40
Comments
<p>Cornice release that extended down the slope caused a small slab to release that was below the ridge.&nbsp;</p>
Comments
<p>The snow on the ridge was developing a wind crust over the new snow.&nbsp; The slab on the ridge was strong but off of the ridge was weaker the farther down the slope.&nbsp; Near sheltered areas you could still find very weak snow.&nbsp; Had one minor collapse on an up track.</p>
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