Slide on Augusta

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 11/24/2015
Subject: Slide on Augusta
Aspect: South East
Elevation: ~12,200

Avalanches: Snow collapsed and avalanche was triggered from below while we were skinning. No burials or injuries. No one was caught.Best estimates are 100′ wide, 300 or 400′ in running length. Possibly D2. We never saw the crown up close, but estimate it was around 3-feet deep on average.
Weather: Sunny, light wind from SW.
Snowpack: Below 12,000′ on the south-facing aspect was a mixture of some occasional wind slab mixed in-between snow that was virtually spring-like – upper layers that were turning into rounds. Above 12,000′ was windslab or soft slabs on top of facets.