11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
T Wolford
Observation Date: 
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Location Name or Route: 
Fairgrounds
Elevation: 
9300
Aspect: 
Southeast
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info: 
Repeater
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
2.5'
Width: 
300
Vertical: 
450
Comments: 

Observer witnessed another snowmobiler trigger the avalanche and manage to not get caught. The slab broke at the rollover where the slope is the steepest. This is the same area where two previous accidents (in past seasons) have occurred including two fatalities and one miraculous recovery from a full and lengthy burial.

 The avalanche is a repeater, having avalanched during the pre-Christmas avalanche cycle. 

Coordinates: 
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