Avalanche: Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Michael Janulaitis
Observation Date
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Occurrence Date
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Occurence Time
9:30am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Weber Canyon
Elevation
10100
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
45
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
6"
Width
20
Vertical
250
Comments

I intentionally triggered these small north and east facing soft wind slabs by ski cutting just above.  The lookers left slide pulled out wider once clear of the tight trees above.  As seen in the photos there were quite a few small sluffs on these steep east faces that appear to have kicked off yesterday afternoon when the sun heated the slope. There is wide spread wind loading throughout the range.  In an effort to avoid being drug into a tree, I avoided any slopes with dense trees below the ridge where I found wind loading more prevalent.

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