A few more inches of snow trickled in Friday bringing totals up to 12" since Wednesday on the north end of the Skyline. The mid portion and southern end didn't receive quite as much. Wind was strong during the storm and transported quite a bit of snow.
A man is still missing after presumably triggering an avalanche late in the day on Friday. He was skiing with a partner at the time. On their last ski run, he never came down to meet his partner. His partner walked back uphill a short distance and found the avalanche which he didn't know had released. Search and rescue teams are still trying to find him this morning. This was a large avalanche at least a couple of feet deep and extimated at 600 feet wide. PRELIMINARY ACCIDENT REPORT HERE.
There was some natural avalanche activity in Huntington Canyon early Friday morning also. One natural avalanche released on a steep road bank and spilled debris into the road blocking one lane temporarilly. Another larger avalanche released from one of The Camp Chutes, crossed the creek and came within 50 feet of the road. Photo below.