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Observer Name: 
Tanner Gittins/Nate Smoot
Observation Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2012
Occurrence Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2012
Occurence Time: 
Morning
Region: 
BeaverCreek Canyon
Location Name or Route: 
Beaver Creek Area
Elevation: 
Unknown
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
Unknown
Trigger: 
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
3.5'
Width: 
60
Vertical: 
600
Caught: 
1
Comments: 

Danger still exists on the weak faceted layer. We triggered this slide on President's Day 2012. Rider ditched the sled and hung on to a smaller Aspen tree or it could have ended very badly. The hill slid down to the faceted layer that has been giving us trouble all year. Very sugary snow. Crown was about 3.5'+, about 60' wide. It ran roughly 500-600 ft. Sled ended up in some trees and pretty mangled. All in all, we got pretty lucky, definitely had someone watching over us today. I had my helmet camera on and got the hole thing on camera. There might be some swear words in the video, but nothing too bad.

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