Snowmobile triggered Avalanche near Buck Ridge

McAtee Basin
Southern Madison
Code
HS-AMu-R2-D2-O
Elevation
9600
Aspect
NE
Latitude
45.17310
Longitude
-111.44500
Notes

Snowmobile - triggered avalanche in the McAtee Basin area near Buck Ridge. The avalanche was triggered unintentionally from the runout zone and propagated all the way up to the ridge above the riders. Luckily, nobody was caught or buried. Photo: J. Stoner

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Number killed
0
Avalanche Type
Hard slab avalanche
Trigger
Snowmobile
Trigger Modifier
u-An unintentional release
R size
2
D size
2
Bed Surface
O - Old snow
Problem Type
Persistent Weak Layer
Slab Thickness
60.0 inches
Vertical Fall
250ft
Slab Width
75.00ft
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche