New Snow Avalanches Bridger Range

Bridger Bowl
Bridger Range
Code
SS-AS-R2-D1.5-S
Aspect Range
SE-NE
Latitude
45.81560
Longitude
-110.92300
Notes

From IG "Natural avalanche in the Apron. Ran Full path"

From Email, "We just did one run down Ptarmigan.  Winds were cranking out of the north from about Midway Bridger on higher.  Over on the north side of Bronco, there were some wind drifts that were super sensitive and were cracking and sliding into the skin track easily. While skiing the snow felt pretty upside down, similar to what we were seeing on the skin track.  Did a ski cut as I came up to that first rollover that is often rocky early season and triggered a small avalanche.  It cracked easily and slid, but with the fairly gentle slope angles right below that rollover it stopped pretty quickly.  We only did that one run and with the snow as sensitive as it was I wouldn’t have wanted to go up to the ridge today."

Observed debris from 3 new snow avalanches from the top of Powder Park Lift at Bridger Bowl. Two ran from the Dick's/ Bradley's Rib area across the North Bowl Road and well into North Bowl. One slide on the south edge of Baby Bear came through the trees and stopped 100' above Powder Park Lift. 

Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
R size
2
D size
1.5
Bed Surface
S - Avalanche released within new snow
Problem Type
New Snow
Slab Thickness
10.0 inches
Weak Layer Grain type
Precipitation Particles
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Multiple Avalanches
Advisory Year