Remotely Trigger Slide – 2nd bowl coney’s

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/21/2015
Name: Dave Bumgarner
Subject: Remotely Trigger Slide – 2nd bowl coney’s
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 10800

Avalanches: Remotely triggered slide R1D2 in 2nd bowl of Coney’s near the tree island. We were skiing in 1st bowl. On our 3rd lap we saw 10+ foot shooting cracks in the start zones of the bowl. After the 1st skier, skied down the slope part way and stopped by a tree. The slide initiated in 2nd bowl in the steeper part of the slope. It ran till the small trees on the slope (300+ feet).
Weather: Overcast Throughout day with some breaks. When the slide happened it was moderately snowing (S2).
Snowpack:

snowpit-Coneys