Crown profile of skier triggered slide

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations, Snow Profiles

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/18/2015
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Crown profile of skier triggered slide
Aspect: South West
Elevation: 11,000

Avalanches: See crown profile. Investigated the crown of a unintentional skier triggered slide that occurred earlier in the day. Skier was initially caught but not carried. SS-ASu-R1-D1-O. The avalanche broke on a layer of fist hard facets below 12/11 melt freeze crust. It was on a slightly cross loaded feature, with crown height ranging from 35cm to 20 cm. Approximately 75 feet wide and 200 vertical feet.

Weather: Light snow transport from light to moderate NW winds. Scattered to broken skies. Mild temps.

Snowpack: See profile.

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