Skier triggered windslabs in Anthracites and Red Lady Bowl

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Kebler Pass Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/01/2015
NAME: Zach Guy
SUBJECT: Skier triggered windslabs in Anthracites and Red Lady Bowl
ASPECT: North, South East
ELEVATION: N/ATL

AVALANCHES: Two second-hand reports of skier triggered windslab avalanches today.

  1. Red Lady Bowl, SE aspect above treeline. Reportedly a foot deep, across a decent amount of the bowl, skier triggered. Bed surface was crust. Looked like a D1.5 from town.
  2. Big Chute in the Anthracites. N aspect near treeline. “Kicked off a wind slab today. Was big enough to knock me down, ran 50-100 feet. Crown was small, maybe a foot, 50-100 feet wide.”