Human-triggered avalanche in Paradise Divide

CB Avalanche Center CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 12/03/2021
Name: Ben Pritchett

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: Mt. Baldy, Paradise Bowl.

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: It looks like a skier triggered, and possibly took a ride in a small avalanche on the northwest-facing portion of Paradise Bowl. From the other side of the valley, it appears that someone post-holed out of the debris pile. There’s a stand-alone skin track going to the debris pile as well, indicating someone might have made a quick trip to the debris as well.