Skier triggered new snow avalanche

Bear Basin
Northern Madison
Code
SS-ASu-R2-D2-I
Latitude
45.35
Longitude
-111.39
Notes

From e-mail: "Today while skiing Bat Ears Couloir in Bear Basin we encountered fast moving 12" deep wind loaded sluff however, it didn't step down."

Second e-mail: "Upon entering the couloir I performed a ski cut and released an 8 inch deep slab that was about 12 feet wide that ran about 700 vertical. Then we skied the slide path down and safely returned into beehive by exiting down bear basin. "

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
Trigger Modifier
u-An unintentional release
R size
2
D size
2
Bed Surface
I - Interface between new and old snow
Problem Type
New Snow
Slab Thickness
8.0 inches
Vertical Fall
700ft
Slab Width
12.00ft
Slab Thickness units
inches