Avalanche: Paradise Dry

Observation Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Region:

Location Name or Route
Paradox
Elevation
7900
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
34
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
20"
Width
300
Vertical
900
Comments

A skier intentionally triggered a sizable avalanche in the mountains above Paradise.  The avalanche on a northeast facing slope at around 7900' in elevation failed on weak snow above the December 16 rain-crust.  It included all the Christmas snow and was nearly 300' wide.

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