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Avalanche: Bonanza Flats

Observer Name
Calvin Perfall
Observation Date
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Region
Bonanza Flats
Location Name or Route
Woodside Gulch
Elevation
8,000'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Skier
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2"
Width
50'
Vertical
100'
Comments
Slide triggered just outside of Bonanza lift at Pcmr. Skier was attempting to ski a steep (35 degree) tailings pile just outside of resort boundaries. A ski cut was performed and the slope immediately avalanched. The skier was not carried. Upon further investigation, there was intense cracking in the snow.
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