12th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions November 2.

Avalanche: Upper Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Observation Date
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Avalanche Date
Monday, March 18, 2019
Region
Upper Weber Canyon
Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Cornice
Weak Layer
Ground Interface
Depth
2'
Width
100'
Vertical
300'
Comments
 
Occurring naturally, a piece of cornice peeled off this ridgeline in upper Weber Canyon sometime late Sunday afternoon. The bus sized piece of snow crashed onto the slope below, triggering a shallow wet slab which gouged into weak snow near the ground. Of note... a repeater, the snowpack was already shallow in this zone from an avalanche triggered earlier this year.
Coordinates

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