Skier triggered slide NE of Beehive Peak

Beehive Basin
Northern Madison
Code
SS-ASu-R2-D2-I
Elevation
9600
Aspect
NE
Latitude
45.35450
Longitude
-111.40000
Notes

A group of skiers watched another group trigger a large wind slab avalanche near Beehive Peak. Luckily, none were caught or buried. From the email:

"On Tuesday (3/12) we observed 3 skiers trigger an avalanche on the north face of Peak 10,602 (the summit just NE of Beehive Peak). We saw the event unfold from a distant ridge, but was able to see that none of them were caught. Later in the day, we ended up at the base of the slope that avalanched and determined the issue to be the same wind slab we had been encountering on numerous N and NE slopes throughout the day. The crown depth was 6-8 inches and was about 100ft wide. The avalanche ran at least 600 vertical feet."

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Number killed
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
Trigger Modifier
u-An unintentional release
R size
2
D size
2
Bed Surface
I - Interface between new and old snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
7.0 inches
Vertical Fall
600ft
Slab Width
100.00ft
Slab Layer Grain Type
Wind packed
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche