11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Michael Janulaitis
Observation Date: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017
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 Drifted Snow
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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