Anthracites avalanche activity

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 11/26/2019
Subject: Anthracites avalanche activity
Aspect: North
Elevation: 10,800

Avalanches: Unintentional skier triggered R1-D1 avalanche. First skier ski cut the slope and succeeded in triggering the top few inches – new storm snow – which ran with little energy 30 feet or so. Second skier descended where the first skier had ski cut, and in his second turn the slope triggered at the basal weak layer, fracturing several feet uphill of him. He was able to easily exit to the right as the 8 inches or so slid around him. It may have had just enough energy to take a skier off their feet and into obstacles below. This secondary slide ran 50 feet or so.

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