Large natural in Headwaters at Big Sky

Big Sky Resort
Northern Madison
Code
HS-N-D3.5-O
Elevation
10000
Aspect
N
Latitude
45.28
Longitude
-111.44
Notes

From BSSP: "The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fork had failed as a unit taking out all of the early November snow, failing on facets above the October crust.  It ran far, taking out some mature trees and depositing a wide swath of debris 6-10’ onto the Merriweather ski run.  It was estimated to be a Size 3.5."

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Hard slab avalanche
Trigger
Natural trigger
D size
3.5
Bed Surface
O - Old snow
Problem Type
Persistent Slab
Slab Thickness units
centimeters