Avalanche: Snowbird Ski Resort

Observer Name
Murakami
Observation Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Occurence Time
9:30am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Snowbird under Temptation Ridge
Elevation
10100
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Hiker
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
10"
Width
100
Vertical
200
Carried
4
Caught
4
Buried - Partly
1
Comments

UAC Forecaster note: Local winds between 0730 and 0930 created this wind slab. There was no wind slab present before this time. This is a classic example of how you can almost find an unstable wind slab on any given day regardless of snow conditions. Winds shifted from a SSW direction to a S and SSE direction and increased slightly blowing 30 G 40 mph at 0900 near Hidden Peak before easing again.
 

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