Skier Triggered Wind Slab

CB Avalanche CenterCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 02/10/2022

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: Peeler

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Skier triggered hard slab in steep 40-45 degree N facing ”protected” and gladed terrain. BTL. ~10,700’. Hard slab was max 8” thick and fairly isolated to terrain feature but entrained a TON of loose facets on a slick surface resulting in impressive momentum gain and running to valley floor; ~800’.

Weather: Partly cloudy skies, moderate temp with cool moderate NW wind.

Snowpack: Highly variable…