Skier triggered small wind slab

Republic Creek
Cooke City
Code
SS-ASc-R1-D1-I
Aspect
SW
Notes

From an email:

  • Triggered small windslab in SW facing gulley at 9000' approximately 6" by 20'wide
  • No collapsing or cracking of the snowpack observed, other than the isolated wind slab.
Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
Trigger Modifier
c-A controlled or intentional release by the indicated trigger
R size
1
D size
1
Bed Surface
I - Interface between new and old snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
6.0 inches
Slab Width
20.00ft
Slab Thickness units
inches