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Avalanche: Bells Canyon

Observer Name
NB
Observation Date
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Avalanche Date
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Region
Salt Lake » Bells Canyon
Location Name or Route
Bells Canyon
Elevation
9,700'
Aspect
Northwest
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2.5'
Width
50'
Vertical
150'
Comments
Triggered an avalanche in a rocky rollover. Sluffed out the top bit of snow with a ski cut, skier went, then slope broke below rocks behind skier. Super loud when it broke and sent a wave through the slope. Stopped 100-150' where it flattened out. Ran super fast. Crown was 6" to 2.5' deep in spots. Broke on facets.
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