Skier Triggered Wind Slab on Whetstone Mtn.

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Crested Butte Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/01/2015
NAME: Maxwell Lasky
SUBJECT: Skier Triggered Wind Slab on Whetstone Mtn.
ASPECT: East
ELEVATION: 11,200

 

AVALANCHES: Windslab released after testing the top of cornice with my pole/ski. Propagated about 100 yards across and up to 3ft deep in places at the crown. Did not step down to release persistent slab

WEATHER: High winds blowing (40-50mph) from the W NW direction after 2-4 inches of wet snowfall on (1/31). Mostly sunny skies –

SNOWPACK:

UPLOADS:

Skier triggered windslab on east aspect 100 yards wide and up to 3ft deep in places at the crown.

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