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

Avalanche: Scotties Bowl

Observer Name
S tropsa
Observation Date
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Region
Scotties Bowl
Location Name or Route
Scotties bowl area
Elevation
9,700'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Skier
Depth
4"
Width
80'
Comments
Snow stability seemed to degrade as we walked up white pine/Scotties ridge this morning. Earlier test slopes did not yield reactivity but snow falling after dawn this morning seemed to create more of a cohesive slab that, when triggered, would sluffing within the new snow on a density inversion. Several test slopes yielded some cracking and sluffs running the length of the slope. 
A ski cut into Scotties from Scotties notch pulled out a 2-4 inch deep slab maybe 80ft wide that ran about 250 feet. Down lower in the erosion gullies on Scotties the same density inversion was present yielding small slides into the gullies
Sorry about the blurry pic of the main slide, goggles were fogging so I couldn't see well
Coordinates

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