Multiple natural and human-triggered avalanches

Abiathar Peak
Cooke City
Code
SS-N-R2-D2-I
Notes

Skiers observed natural and human-triggered avalanches on Abiathar, Yellow Mountain, Bridger Bowl, and in the Crazy Mountains. The avalanche in the Crazies partially buried a solo skier, who was luckily uninjured and able to dig himself out. These avalanches failed at the interface between old and new snow, most of which were on wind-loaded slopes. Photos: D. Proudfoot, G. Antonioli

Multiple Avalanches
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Natural trigger
R size
2
D size
2
Bed Surface
I - Interface between new and old snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness units
centimeters