11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon
Observation Date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation: 
10400
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
150
Vertical: 
150
Comments: 

This slope typically loads with west and southwest winds. Friday's winds gusting in the 40's and 50's had no problem forming a dense, cohesive, hard slab which rests on a layer of near surface facets. Third track on the slope triggered the slab, but the rider was able to quickly get off the moving piece of snow. Not a huge slide by Uinta standards, but definitely worth noting the weak snow has come back to life.  

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