Site of Small, Human Triggered Avalanche - Bear/ Middle Basin Ridge

After a jump turn into a ski cut to one of those protected spots, my partner triggered a storm slab about 4” thick that propagated from the edge of our boot pack on one wall of the chute to the other wall about 20/30’ across and then ran the rest of the chute onto the apron about 300’ below us. No one was caught or injured. We skied out of the chute on the crust bed surface and spent the rest of the day enjoying some low angle trees. The chute was around 40° at 9,000’-9,500’ and west facing. Photo: C. Oshiro-Leavitt

Middle Basin
Northern Madison, 2020-03-09