11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Nelson Abanto
Observation Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Region: 
Catherine's Pass
Location Name or Route: 
Rocky Point Chutes
Elevation: 
10400
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
New Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
12"
Width: 
50
Vertical: 
200
Comments: 
As I went up toward Rocky Point I came across a cornice overhanging an east facing chute. One kick released a substantial but soft cornice, about snowmobile size. The entire chute fractured (50 ft.) about one foot deep. All the new snow went but I don't think anything else went. As this chute funnels into a narrow passageway. Being caught in this slide would have been very unpleasant . The slide uncovered several large rocks. I have to say I was surprised by how sensitive the new snow was.
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