Avalanche: Chalk Creek

Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Observation Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Occurrence Date
Friday, February 23, 2018
Occurence Time
Afternoon

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Location Name or Route
Chute 1
Elevation
10400
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
12"
Width
100
Vertical
450
Comments

This avalanche was triggered by a slope cut about 30' off of the ridgeline. Of note... it's a repeater and slid close to the ground nearly a month ago. 


Because of the flat light, I superimposed the black line into the image to outline the crown. 

Shallow, yet well connected crown averaging a foot in depth and approx 100' wide. The soft slab avalanche failed on weak faceted snow formed during the mid winter dryspell.


Looking down path, thsi avalanche would've ruined your day, slamming you into the trees below.

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