Snowmobile triggered avalanche on Buck Ridge

Buck Ridge
Northern Madison
Code
HS-AMu-R3-D2-O
Elevation
9100
Latitude
45.16330
Longitude
-111.31000
Notes

A snowmobiler triggered this slide yesterday while sidehilling on the leeward side of a ridge. Estimated crown was about 50' wide and broke about 12-18” deep.

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Hard slab avalanche
Trigger
Snowmobile
Trigger Modifier
u-An unintentional release
R size
3
D size
2
Bed Surface
O - Old snow
Problem Type
Persistent Weak Layer
Slab Thickness
16.0 inches
Vertical Fall
50ft
Slab Width
75.00ft
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche