Avalanche Incidents

Bridger Range
BRIDGER RANGE
Skier triggered avalanche at Bridger Bowl
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BRIDGER RANGE
SS-ASu-R2-D1.5-I
Elevation: 7,500
Aspect: NE
Coordinates: 45.8512, -110.9480
Caught: 0 ; Buried: 0

From obs. on 12/2/2020: "...a skier triggered avalanche... at Bridger Bowl (Schlasmans Lift) from this afternoon. I was skinning up the N subridge to the lookers right of the lift and some skiers above me triggered a wind slab on faceted snow that came down almost right on top of me. I had to run on my skins to get out of the way. I dug 3 pits yesterday and got ect1 every time so was up skiing and skinning conservatively which allowed me to get out of the way of the slide in time to avoid being caught and most likely buried. The toe of the slide was all of 6’ deep....

"...There is about a foot of fresh sitting on top of faceted crust that is sitting on top of more facets and another crust, and obvious red flags from wind affect (big ripples, obviously wind loaded slopes, obvious slabs forming that you can break through with your skis)..."


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Bridger Range
Hardscrabble Peak
Small skier triggered slides in Northern Bridgers
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Hardscrabble Peak
HS-ASu-R1-D1
Coordinates: 45.9151, -110.9810
Caught: 0 ; Buried: 0

On 11/12, two small slides were reported in the Northern Bridger Range near Fairy Lake, at least one of which was skier triggered.

The skier triggered slide was "a wind slab approximately 50 X 50’ with a 6” crown. The slab itself was only about 4” thick and only slid about 5” down the slope before stopping, and I was able to stop and then turn around and ski off of the slab without it moving any further. The 4” of dry slab was sitting on about 3” of sugary snow that was on a very firm icy bed surface."

We don't have details on the other slide, but it was reported as a wind slab avalanche on the NE side of Pomp Peak.


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Bridger Range
Bridger Bowl
Skier triggered wind slab at Bridger
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Bridger Bowl
ASu-R2-D1.5-I
Elevation: 7,800
Aspect: NE
Coordinates: 45.8156, -110.9230
Caught: 0 ; Buried: 0

Skier triggered slide on 10/26 at Bridger Bowl near the top of Pierre's Knob lift. Reported via IG story/message.


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