Accident: Alta Ski Area

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Monday, March 17, 2014
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, February 19, 1986
Occurence Time
3:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Sugarloaf in Alta Ski Area
Elevation
10700
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Deep Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
5'
Width
600
Vertical
1000
Carried
1
Caught
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 1980-1986, Nick Logan and Dale Atkins.

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