Get your tickets for the 26th Annual Fall Fundraiser on September 12 from 6-10PM

Avalanche: Days Draw

Observer Name
Brian Muller, Mark Pugliese
Observation Date
Friday, March 29, 2019
Avalanche Date
Friday, March 29, 2019
Region
Days Draw
Location Name or Route
Days Draw
Elevation
9,600'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
14"
Width
50'
Vertical
200'
Comments
We found generally stable snow today, with the exception early in the day of touchy storm slab low down in days and some shooting cracks.  That settled out quite rapidly, and on our run down from days draw things had trended to stubborn but on a bit of a steeper rollover I unintentionally triggered a 50' wide storm slab just over 12" deep.  Afterwards, we noted the group that skied down in front of us triggered something similar, however a bit larger in size, and what appeared to be a size 2. 

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