Small Skier triggered slide in the Anthracites

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 01/30/2021

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Small steep slope above seven bowl & skin track
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 10,550

Avalanches: A member of our group triggered a small slide (D1) in a steep area above seven bowl that has not seen much traffic. The slope was a NE aspect, the crown seemed to fracture on the 12/10 interface.
Human factors:
Our group got a bit spread out looking for fresh turns, a couple members that did not know the area well ended up in a steep area above seven bowl and triggered a small slide that ran into trees.
Weather: Temp: mid 20’s
Sky: partly cloudy
wind: light
Precipitation: periods of light snow
Snowpack: Did not see any signs of instability throughout our tour.

 

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