Skier triggered slide Dudley Creek

This slide was triggered by skiers from flat terrain 200' away (1/12/18). They felt the ground shake and heard a "whumph". The slide was on an east aspect, about 100' wide and ran 1000'+. This is in an area with a relatively shallow and weak snowpack. This type of instability is not widespread, but possible to encounter on specific terrain, such as lower elevations or areas with a snowpack around 3-5' deep, which is relatively shallow for our advisory area right now. Photo: S. Budac