11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Wally Macfarlane
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Region: 
Wildcat Bowl
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: 
New Snow
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.
Video: 
Coordinates: 
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