Skier triggered Avalanche, Mt. Axtell

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 04/19/2020
Subject: Skier triggered Avalanche, Mt. Axtell
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 11,600

Avalanches: 11:50 AM: Mt. Axtell. Skier triggered avalanche which ran into third bowl. Triggered by a ski cut on the NE aspect of the ridge which separates second and third bowls.
The slide fell on the hard crust found on northerly aspects. It was clearly fresh snow from the most recent storm, 9-12” thick. Propagated about 40 feet, and even wider half way down, ran about 800 -1000 feet.

Weather: Clear, post storm