Avalanche: Snowbasin Backcountry

Observer Name
Erick
Observation Date
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Occurrence Date
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Occurence Time
Morning

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Location Name or Route
Near Snowbasin bottom of DeMoisy Peak
Elevation
5500
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Loose Wet Snow
Depth
5"
Width
Unknown
Vertical
Unknown
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Comments
Tracks from two days before were almost completely covered by wind drifts. Seemed to be new snow over a crusty layer of windblown snow. Anything off the right side of Snowbasin could be unsafe is my guess. Avalanche was small and not very deep, but still sloughed very easily.
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