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Park City Ridgeline
Today we looked at evidence of an avalanche from the mid-January storm cycle that ran full track. This slide took out some trees and flagged others, opening up the skiing a little bit. We haven't seen this path run this far previously.
In this path, there is a long relatively low angle run out which makes it seems like you might be out of the way but this avalanche demonstrates otherwise. Some of the damage to trees is the result of the avalanche air blast.
Photo 1: avalanche run out
Photo 2: start zone
Photo 3: snow on uphill side and recently broken branches well up the tree
Photo 4: snow on uphill side of trees
Photo 5: tree pushed well into the meadow
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