Avalanche: GE Hill/Skyline Summit

Observer Name
Steve Cote
Observation Date
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Occurrence Date
Monday, February 26, 2018

Region:

Location Name or Route
GE Hill
Elevation
9600
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
36
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
8"
Width
15
Vertical
40
Comments

Cornice release that extended down the slope caused a small slab to release that was below the ridge. 

Comments

The snow on the ridge was developing a wind crust over the new snow.  The slab on the ridge was strong but off of the ridge was weaker the farther down the slope.  Near sheltered areas you could still find very weak snow.  Had one minor collapse on an up track.

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