Avalanche on Crown Butte

Crown Butte
Cooke City
Code
HS-R1-D2-G
Latitude
45.05200
Longitude
-109.95900
Notes

This avalanche on Crown Butte failed after multiple sleds had crossed the slope. From the email: "This one broke about 10 minutes after we’d been sledding below and across it. You can see our tracks going into it. Spooked us. The crown up top looked pretty deep, maybe 3 or 4 ft". Photo: S. Strenge

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Number killed
0
Avalanche Type
Hard slab avalanche
R size
1
D size
2
Bed Surface
G - Ground
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
48.0 inches
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche