Avalanche: Wildcat Bowl

Observer Name
Wally Macfarlane
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Occurence Time
10:30am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Woodcamp (Wildcat Bowl
Elevation
8000
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
11"
Width
40
Vertical
400
Comments
While skiing a steep east facing slope (about 38 degrees) at 8000 ft, an avalanche broke loose slightly in front of my skis. I was able to avoid getting caught by "pointing my skis" and outrunning the slide then skiing off to the side of the avalanche. The avalanche was approximately 40 feet wide, 1 foot deep and run for about 400 vertical feet. The slide consisted of storm snow and likely failed at the new snow/old snow interface. See video URL.
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