Avalanche: Pink Pine

Observer Name
Drew
Observation Date
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Avalanche Date
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Region
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » Red Pine Gulch » Pink Pine
Location Name or Route
Pink Pine
Elevation
8,400'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
8"
Width
50'
Vertical
100'
Carried
1
Comments
A party of 2 skied off of pink pine ridge. We noticed lots of sluffs and some fracturing on the main slope when we skid it and commented that we would not want to ski anything steeper than what we were on. While skiing the bottom of the drainage the first skier triggered an avalanche in the new snow that broke above both skiers. The first skier was able ski to a safe area while the second was knocked of their feet. While pulling their ski from beneath the debris the second skier observed that the avalanche had started about 100' above them on a roll over in some trees and was about 6-8" of the new snow that slid.
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