Ad
Observer Name: 
mark white
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Occurrence Date: 
Monday, February 19, 2018
Occurence Time: 
Unknown
Region: 
West Monitor
Location Name or Route: 
West Monitor Bowl
Elevation: 
10100
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Slab
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
500
Vertical: 
600
Comments: 

This avalanche was different than the other ones I saw today, it looked like it went into old snow and the crown was at least 200 feet down the slope. It looked like a new snow only slide started just below the ridge line then it stepped down a third of the way down the slope, it appeared to go on the same layer as Fridays skier triggered slide just to the east of it. It was quite wide stretching from Fridays skier triggered avalanche all the way around until the aspect turns SE facing. The debris pile was exceptionally large and ran quite a ways out on the flats almost going past the aspens.

Coordinates: 
Ad

Support the Avalanche Center through your purchases

Discount lift tickets
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the UAC when you purchase your next lift tickets.
Lift tickets available in November
Need new gear?
Make your next purchase from our Affiliate Partners and the UAC will receive a portion of the sales.
Shop
Sign up for our newsletters, emails and daily forecasts to stay up to date.
Subscribe