Avalanche: Snake Creek

Observer Name
Andy Nassetta
Observation Date
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Occurrence Date
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Occurence Time
Morning

Region:

Location Name or Route
Snake Creek / Rochester Ridge
Elevation
9800
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
6"
Width
60
Vertical
100
Comments
Great to have winter back today. Overcast skies for the greater part of the morning breaking into some spotty sun later. Riding conditions were great, good travel to complement. Other than the predicted avalanche problems forecasted by the UAC, instabilities within the new snow seemed to be the only issue we came face to face with today. The graupel that seemed to be a factor elsewhere in the Cottonwoods was also found on the northern aspects in varied locations.
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