Avalanche: Cardiff Bowl

Observer Name
Noel Stewart
Observation Date
Monday, April 9, 2018
Occurrence Date
Monday, April 9, 2018
Occurence Time
1:30pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Cardiff Pass
Elevation
9600
Aspect
Southeast
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
13"
Width
100
Vertical
300
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Comments
Cardiff Pass; Cardiff Shoulder: Party of one: Avalanched on ski cut broke through trees. So took a different line and slab let loose while skiing the line. Heavy snow got churned up like Rodeo time, as well partial burial (did not deploy airpack but not easy getting free). Ejected from both skis and had to dig to find skis and poles. This was operator error, I should have taken a less steep line. Everything 39 and steeper was going all the way even through the trees, impressive
Comments
So, don't go there; lines look inviting but death slide while getting wrangled feel like a bar brawl. Never been in one because don't drink, but got worked over for sure including whacking a few trees.
Comments
The snow up there is scary, I skied down the run out zone to get off because everything i touched was letting loose. Forecaster note/photo below: arrows showing skier triggered slides in what I think is the area of this slide.
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