11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Andy Nassetta
Observation Date: 
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Region: 
Snake Creek
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: 
New Snow
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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