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Observer Name: 
Snowbasin Snowsafety
Email: 
gfletcher66@msn.com
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Occurrence Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Occurence Time: 
12:30pm
Region: 
Snowbasin Backcountry
Location Name or Route: 
Hell's Canyon
Elevation: 
9000
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Deep Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
3.5'
Width: 
175
Vertical: 
2000
Comments: 
Skier triggered avalanche in Hell's Canyon. Skier made two turns into the slope. On second turn slab was triggered. The skier was near the crown line, he acted quickly and was able to get off the slab and land on the bed surface. Large R3D3 avalanche 150' wide 3' deep traveling 2000 feet into a terrain trap. Nearly an unsurvivable avalanche if caught due to the steepness, length and the numerous trees and rocks in the path. Debris pile up to 25' deep and near 75 yards long. Skier did report the avalanche to ski patrol and reported that no one else was known to be caught, making it much easier to manage the scene.
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