Avalanche: Upper Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Trent Meisenheimer - Provo Bro's
Observation Date
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Occurrence Date
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Occurence Time
Afternoon

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation
11000
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
15"
Width
70
Vertical
700
Comments

Slope cut on a north facing slope in Upper Weber Canyon produced a 70-ft wide 1-2 ft deep wind slab. It moved slow at first but picked up speed fast and entrained the gully to a pretty impressive dust cloud running to the flats. Could of easily been rolled pretty hard by this slide.

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