Avalanche: Cardiff Bowl

Observer Name
Jesse M
Observation Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Occurrence Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Occurence Time
7:30am

Region:

Location Name or Route
SE Facing Cardiff Bowl (Powerline)
Elevation
10200
Aspect
Southeast
Slope Angle
36
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
8"
Width
30
Vertical
300
Comments
Start zone appeared to be loaded and some cracking was noted near the top of Cardiff Pass. Entered the run cautiously with a ski cut and released the start zone pocket from the top, which propagated 1520 feet or so in both directions. 8 inches deep, a soft wind slab had formed on top of lighter density snow, and ran the length of the SE facing portion of the bowl. Did some more stomping and cutting on the bed surface with no results, so we skied down the slide path to lower angled terrain. No other activity noted in the hour plus that we were out.
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