Accident: Snowbird Ski Resort

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Monday, February 24, 2014
Occurrence Date
Thursday, March 3, 1977
Occurence Time
1:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Gad Valley
Elevation
9700
Aspect
West
Slope Angle
34
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
4'
Width
80
Vertical
500
Carried
2
Caught
2
Buried - Partly
1
Buried - Fully
1
Killed
1
Accident and Rescue Summary

Below is a narrative of the accident from The Snowy Torrents; Avalanche Accidents in the United States 1972-1979, Knox Williams and Betsy Armstrong.

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