Avalanche: Shingle Mill

Observer Name
Weston Deutschlander
Observation Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Occurrence Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Occurence Time
11:30am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Shingle Mill
Elevation
9800
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2'
Width
25
Vertical
300
Comments

Skier 1 noted that: A. North East Facing B. Steep slope (39°) C. Obvious signs of wind loading. Upon saying that skier 1 decided to poke out along the ridge and give a couple jumps and traverse closer to rollover to intentionally see if anything would happen. As skier 1 excited the fattest part of the slope to a shallower part the fracture initiated (from the ridge). 

Comments

Would have sucked getting pushed into these trees. 

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