Lick Creek Avalanche

Lick Creek
Northern Gallatin
Code
SS-ASc-R2-D2-I
Elevation
8000
Latitude
45.51980
Longitude
-110.95000
Notes

Skiers near lick creek intentionally triggered this avalanche that failed below the recent snow. From the email: "Ski cut a wind loaded soft slab on 34 degree headwall dropping into Bozeman Cr. drainage. Slope fractured and ran short ways, 100 feet from crown to toe. Crown was 75 feet across and 20 inches deep." Photo: Kenna

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Number killed
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
Trigger Modifier
c-A controlled or intentional release by the indicated trigger
R size
2
D size
2
Bed Surface
I - Interface between new and old snow
Problem Type
New Snow
Slab Thickness
20.0 inches
Vertical Fall
100ft
Slab Width
75.00ft
Slab Layer Grain Type
Precipitation Particles
Slab Thickness units
inches