Wind Slab Avalanche

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/20/2017
Subject: Wind Slab Avalanche
Aspect: North
Elevation: 11,800

Avalanches: SS-ASr-R2-D2-I. A Group of four skiers to our left, remotely triggered a slide from about ~100′ away. Slide was triggered from ridge top. Slide propagated within a large wind roll, proceeded to run ~1,500′.
Weather: Sunny, light winds out of the west.
Snowpack: No obvious signs of instabilities on the hike up. Noticed some point releases that had run yesterday, all start zones were from under cliff bands.

The slide was triggered from where the 2 skiers are standing in this photo.