Avalanche: Niotche Creek

Observer Name
Kreig Rassmussen
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Region:

Location Name or Route
Nioche Creek
Elevation
10400
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Comments

Two riders noticed a recent natural avalanche that they wanted to get a closer look at.  They rode to where they could view it.  When they stopped, they watched two more avalanches release on two adjacent slopes some distance away.  There is little doubt that they collapsed the buried weak snow when they came to a stop which in turn continued to collapse up onto the steep slopes.

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