Explosive triggered windslabs in Irwin Tenure

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Kebler Pass Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/02/2015
NAME: Irwin Guides
SUBJECT: Explosive triggered windslabs in Irwin Tenure
ASPECT: West
ELEVATION: ATL

AVALANCHES: 4lb air blast in Lone Wolf removed new cross-loaded snow on the skier’s right. The D2 slide ran nearly full path on the old, wind-affected crust from 20150130, depositing debris up to 2m deep. Two 4lb air blasts in Ski Heroes produced a D1 slide consisting of new snow on the wind-scoured 20150130 interface. In Ski Heroes, a 4 lb airblast produced a D1 on a similar bed surface.