Avalanche: Little Superior

Observer Name
Aaron Rice
Observation Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Occurrence Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Occurence Time
10:30am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Little Superior
Elevation
10500
Aspect
Southeast
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Dry Loose
Avalanche Problem
Loose Dry Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
6"
Width
20
Vertical
400
Comments
Took advantage of the cold temps and low sun angle and dropped into little superior around 1045am. I ski cut the main gully right from the top. I then skied the ridge down next to the gully. The snow had warmed a bit and the snowpack was thin. Upon cutting a small sluff started. The slide picked up speed as it flowed through the choke and ran a few hundred vertical feet. This slide would likely not have been deadly, but would have been a day ruiner if caught and dragged through rocks. Again, this slide was not huge, but is highly visible from the road, so I figured I'd post a quick obs.
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