Small, deep avalanche near Cooke City

COOKE CITY
Cooke City
Code
SS-AMu-R2-D1.5-O
Notes

Avalanche was triggered by fifth rider on the slope (2/19/2019). Avalanche broke 2-6' deep, 50 ft wide.

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Snowmobile
Trigger Modifier
u-An unintentional release
R size
2
D size
1.5
Bed Surface
O - Old snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
48.0 inches
Vertical Fall
30ft
Slab Width
50.00ft
Slab Thickness units
inches