Avalanche: Superior

Observer Name
erubble
Observation Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Occurrence Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Occurence Time
8:00am

Region:

Location Name or Route
South Superior/2 Trees/Hell Gate
Elevation
10000
Aspect
South
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Depth
2'
Width
150
Comments
New snow was super touchy in steep enough south terrain. From Cardiff Peak could see big old crown on the south face just below Little Sup. Dropped SW off the peak and got it to shatter, run and entrain as expected. Same deal further down as the SW doglegs left into the 2 Trees funnel. Skied from island to island setting off 2 ft deep shooting crack and shattering slabs. Definitely could've outrun it all if matching it making super G turns. Little Sup slide ran nearly to the road via the fall line over into the 2 Tree runout just below the choke. Hell Gate east waterfalled when while walking the road back up to town.
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