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Avalanche: Suicide Chute

Observer Name
Alta Central
Observation Date
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Region
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » Superior » Suicide Chute
Location Name or Route
Suicide Chute
Elevation
9,700'
Aspect
East
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Vertical
300'
Carried
1
Caught
1
Comments
A party of 2 skiers triggered an avalanche in Suicide Chute (Shane's Chute) sometime on the morning of Tuesday February 6, 2024. They reported it to Alta Central as a wind-drifted snow avalanche that caught 1 of the skiers and ran down the chute into the choke stopping just short of the apron.
Thank you to the parties involved for reporting this avalanche to Alta Central.
If you trigger an avalanche in the backcountry, AND NO ONE IS HURT or needs help, please notify the nearest ski area dispatch to avoid a needless response by rescue teams. If someone is injured or you need help, call 911.
Salt Lake and Park City – Alta Central (801-742-2033)
Canyons Resort/PCMR Dispatch (435 -615-1911)
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