Skier triggered wind slab near Beehive Basin

Hellroaring Creek
Northern Madison
Code
SS-AS-R2-D1.5-I
Elevation
10000
Aspect
N
Latitude
45.35810
Longitude
-111.37600
Notes

From e-mail: “We found soft snow and great skiing in the morning, with a few wind affected pockets (my partner triggered a wide but thin wind slab coming into the hellroaring basin). By noonish the winds picked up quite a bit, quickly creating thin and sensitive wind slabs as we made our way down the SE face.  The small slides we created could have been dangerous in exposed terrain.”

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
R size
2
D size
1.5
Bed Surface
I - Interface between new and old snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
6.0 inches
Vertical Fall
400ft
Slab Width
30.00ft
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche
Advisory Year