Avalanche: Cardiff Bowl

Observer Name
Mark White
Observation Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Occurrence Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Occurence Time
12:30pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Cardiff Bowl
Elevation
10200
Aspect
Southeast
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
Graupel
Depth
12"
Width
1000
Carried
1
Caught
1
Comments

[Forecaster Comment - Received this information from Mark White, and I have translated. Any errors are my responsibility. G Gagne]

"1000 to 1500ft wide, foot deep unintentionally triggered, got dragged down about 40ft and made my way to the side, broke out on graupel resting on the old snow surface."

"I am thinking the slab was more dense and connected later in the day, due to wind and maybe humidity. It propagated way farther than I would have ever thought due to the pockety nature of all the other activity we saw earlier."

SS-ASu-D2

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