Avalanche: Snake Creek

Observer Name
B
Observation Date
Monday, February 11, 2019
Avalanche Date
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Region
Snake Creek
Location Name or Route
Snake Creek & Caribou Canyons
Elevation
Unknown
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Cornice Fall
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
unknown
Width
Unknown
Vertical
Unknown
Comments
Multiple avalanches observed in the Snake Creek and Caribou Canyon areas. It appeared that all of these involved cornice collapses combined with significant new snow and wind loading that was occurring during the latest event. 
 
Photo 1: Close up of large natural off of the NE facing ridge of Preston Peak
Photo 2: Distance picture of same natural off of the NE facing ridge of Preston Peak
Photo 3: Deep Slab release triggered by large cornice fall off of the N facing ridge into Caribou Canyon
Photo 4: Small cornice triggered slab avalanche off of the SE facing ridge of Clayton Peak
 

Support the Avalanche Center through your purchases

Discount lift tickets
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the UAC when you purchase your next lift tickets.
Need new gear?
Make your next purchase from our Affiliate Partners and the UAC will receive a portion of the sales.
Shop
Sign up for our newsletters, emails and daily forecasts to stay up to date.
Subscribe