Large Explosive Triggered Avalanches

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 03/08/2019
Name: Irwin Cat Skiing

Subject: Large Explosive Triggered Avalanches
Aspect: East, South East
Elevation: 11,000

Avalanches:

Had our one of our biggest controlled avalanches of the year in Pre-Evac which
sympathetically/remotely set off hollywood and Vine.
n D&D, Not2D, Thornton’s and Thorn’s Glade we were
getting a 10-15cm from the last storm to sluff at a slow rate with ski cuts and hand charges.
Premature Evacuation HS-AE-R4-D3-O FC-11/22 (200cm x 50m x 200m) 7 lb. Handshot with failure on two to three
distinct layers but stepped down near the ground. Pencil hard slab.
Hollywood & Vine HS-ASy-R3-D3-O MF-01/15 (170cm x 50m

Weather: Overcast with S-1 snow becoming S3 in the afternoon. Strong Southerly winds.

Snowpack: Minimal to no signs of instability under foot today, the storm snow set up hard and
supportive with last nights new snow on top. Ski Pen of 10-15cm.
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