Snowbike triggered wet slab, Sage Peak

A snowbiker was partially buried in a slide on the west side of Sage Peak in the southern Madison Range. The slide occurred on a southwest facing slope at 8,700 ft. and failed on weak snow near the ground. The wet slab avalanche was triggered as the biker was side-hilling across the slope. He was caught, carried and buried to his chest, but fortunately escaped unharmed. Photo: D. Talbert