Deep slab avalanche on heavily wind loaded slope

This large deep slab avalanche broke on Mt. Henderson on the afternoon of 2/15/19 during strong winds. New snow and strong wind this past week has formed fresh drifts that are easy to trigger. This heavy, steady wind loading pushed deep weak layers to break. With more heavy loading from new snow and wind we will see more large avalanches like this. Photo: GNFAC

Cooke City, 2019-02-15