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Observation Date: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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 Weak Layer
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.

Coordinates: 
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