Avalanche: Jolleys Hole

Observer Name
Cameron
Observation Date
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Occurrence Date
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Occurence Time
Morning

Region:

Location Name or Route
Jolleys hole
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Deep Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
125
Vertical
80
Carried
1
Caught
1
Comments

Did not see the event but talked to the one who triggered it. He was almost to the top when it triggered causing him and his sled to ride the slide down the hill not buried.

FORECASTER NOTE:  Numerous avalanches have occurred in Jolly's Hole this season.  There is a good chance that this avalanche slope has also avalanched earlier in the season.  Slopes that have already avalanched this season continue to be quite likely to avalanche again.  However, it is very difficult to determine whether a slope has avalanched earlier this season by just looking at it.  You really need to pay close attention to a particular slope all through the season to know it's history.  This makes things very tricky out there still.  Brett Kobernik

Comments

Photos:  Aaron Sorenson

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