Natural Avalanches near Lionhead

Lionhead Ridge
Lionhead Range
Code
SS-N-R1-D2-O
Elevation
9000
Aspect
E
Latitude
44.71450
Longitude
-111.31800
Notes

Two natural avalanches nearĀ Lionhead Ridge likely broke during the storm on Christmas Eve. One slide appears to have broken on a weak layer in the middle of the snowpack, while the other only involved the new snow. Both were less than 100 ft wide and ran a couple hundred feet. They were on south east and northeast facing slopes at around 9000 ft.

Photo: GNFAC

Number of slides
2
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Natural trigger
R size
1
D size
2
Bed Surface
O - Old snow
Vertical Fall
200ft
Slab Width
100.00ft
Slab Thickness units
centimeters
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Multiple Avalanches
Advisory Year