11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Michael Janulaitis
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Avalanche Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Location Name or Route: 
Duke
Elevation: 
10200
Aspect: 
Northwest
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
New Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
100
Vertical: 
200
Comments: 

Getting a little too confident in the snow pack I was skiing some lines I only ski a few times a year in spring and triggered this little slide.  I did not realize until after I looked over my shoulder a few hundred feet down that the slope had failed.  The snow failed on a melt-freeze layer that was formed 1.5 to 2 weeks ago during our last hot high pressure cycle.  Notice you can see the two layers of snow in the crown pic, snow from last Thursday and snow from the last 4 days.  This terrain rolls, has large rocks on the surface and get's wind scoured or loaded depending on the direction of wind and force.  This terrain also slide on Dec. 24th.

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