Avalanche: Baldy

Observer Name
Evan
Observation Date
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Occurrence Date
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Occurence Time
2:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Perla's chute, alta
Elevation
11000
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
45
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wet Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
12"
Width
50
Vertical
800
Carried
1
Caught
1
Snow Profile Comments
Settled 11 inches from last snow was on top of smooth firm bed surface
Comments

Soft slab released with ski cut on top of slope & ran approx 800 ft. Afternoon warming & ski cut caused slab to release from firm bed surface [FORECASTER COMMENT: This occurred at a closed ski resort where avalanche mitigation is no longer being performed. All terrain at closed resorts must be treated as backcountry terrain.]

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