Date of Observation: 01/30/2022
Name: Ari Lightsey
Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: Schuylkill Ridge
Observed avalanche activity: No
Avalanches: Skier 1 skied across slope near the top of the ridge at approximately 11300′ and triggered a loose dry avalanche 4-8 inches deep (R1 D1.5) that built up enough momentum down the looker’s left gully to do some damage to a person. Skier 2 also triggered a sluff down lower on the ridge at about 10500′ (photo) that due to the steepness of the terrain carried significant speed onto the first bench below the ridge (R1 D1.5). These slides probably would not have resulted in a full burial but would definitely result in traumatic injuries had a person been taken for a ride through the trees.
Weather: Clear and calm, NE facing terrain at 11300′