Small Skier Triggered Slide

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 03/15/2021
Name: Jacob Dalbey

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Redwell Basin
Aspect: North, North East, North West
Elevation: 11,100’

Avalanches: Small (D1) skier triggered storm slab on NW/W aspect btl. Crown approx 10-12”. Failed on a crust as two ski tracks on more northerly aspect directly adjacent to slide produced no activity.

Weather: Cold. Snowy in the morning with patches of blue sky popping through. Mostly clear midday and warm in the sun. Snow was rapidly settling when touched by the sun. Overcast and snowy mid afternoon on exit