Collapse and "Whumph" in Beehive

Beehive Basin
Northern Madison
Code
SS-AS
Elevation
9800
Aspect
W
Latitude
45.33520
Longitude
-111.38400
Notes

From e-mail: " in bhive today, as I rolled into a W facing gully  at around 9800ft I got a good whumph, I noticed a 25ft wide crack probably about 8 inches deep, it did not run just fractured.  I checked it out seemed like it broke on an older slab sitting on that facet layer from early December."

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
Problem Type
Persistent Weak Layer
Slab Thickness
8.0 inches
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche