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Avalanche: Pioneer Ridge

Observer Name
Anonymous/Brighton Ski Patrol
Observation Date
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Avalanche Date
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Region
Salt Lake » Big Cottonwood Canyon » Pioneer Ridge
Location Name or Route
Pioneer ridge ( toilet bowl area )
Elevation
10,200'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
70'
Vertical
200'
Caught
1
Carried
1
Comments
I was on my way up the crest lift and I noticed three snowboarder standing on the ridgeline. I watched one drop and it looked like he made it all the way down I watch the second person drop at after abot 50 feet down the ridge line he triggered an avalanche, he immediately cut to the rightand then straight lined down. I lost sight of him after that but I got to the top and contacted ski patrol to let them know what I had seen.
Comments
1st photo is from the toe looking up.
2nd is from lower R flank looking up.
3rd is a close up of the crown, probably 3-4 feet deep, and about 75 feet across.
Comments
Comments
Forecaster Comments: Thanks to the reporting party for contacting the Brighton Ski Patrol.

Link to Backcountry Emergency Procedures HERE.
If you trigger or see an avalanche adjacent to the road or one of the ski areas and are sure no one was caught in the avalanche, call the nearest mountain dispatch and alert them to the situation, this will allow SAR teams to stand down, preventing them from being subjected to unnecessary hazard.
Salt Lake and Park City – Alta Central (801-742-2033)
Canyons Resort/PCMR Dispatch (435 -615-1911)
Brighton Resort Dispatch- (801-891-2339)
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