Snodgrass Remote Triggered Avalanche

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/11/2019
Name: Lawson Yow

Subject: Snodgrass Remote Triggered Avalanche
Aspect: North East, East, South East, South
Elevation: 9-11,000


I was on the road then skiing E, SE slopes, so the only collapsing, cracking was when we approached that steep NE slope.

ENE slope, below treeline, a little steeper than 30°
Crown about 45 cm tall, about 20 meters across, ran the length of the slope, about 40 meters.
Remote triggered (by me, riding) from a ENE slope about 10 meters away.
Ran on NSFacets. Shallow snowpack, about 1 meter deep.