Skier Triggered Avalanche Near Miss

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/25/2019
Name: Eleven Cat Ski Guides

Subject: Skier Triggered Avalanche Near Miss
Aspect: South
Elevation: 11,000, NTL


We had a near miss when a guest, unintentionally, skier triggered an avalanche on a South facing aspect around 14:00. It failed on the 1/15 interface on small grained facets. There had been explosive testing on the slope in the morning with no results. 14th skier pushed right-hand boundary into untracked snow and the slab released when he was mid-slope. He skied out left at the bottom and was unaware of the slope had released above him. See attached pics and profile. PM report has details

Weather: S1/S2 snowfall throughout the day. HST 10″.