Natural Avalanches Around Cooke City

Miller Ridge
Cooke City
Code
SS-N-R1-D2-O
Elevation
10000
Aspect Range
E-NE
Latitude
45.04700
Longitude
-109.97600
Notes

A skier reported recent natural slab avalanches on Miller Mtn. near Cooke City. They failed on E-NE aspects just below 10,000'. Another group saw a recent wind slab avalanche on the east face of Mineral Mtn (R1D1.5). A third group sent in a video of a powder cloud from a natural avalanche on Barronette Peak. Photo: B. Fredlund, Video: J. Hodges

Multiple Avalanches
Number of slides
4
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Number killed
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Natural trigger
R size
1
D size
2
Bed Surface
O - Old snow
Problem Type
Persistent Weak Layer
Slab Thickness units
centimeters