Skier triggered wind slab near Big Sky

NORTHERN MADISON RANGE
Northern Madison
Code
HS-AS-R2-D2-O
Elevation
9700
Aspect
S
Latitude
45.29520
Longitude
-111.41000
Notes

On 1/12/24, a skier triggered a 2 ft deep avalanche on a wind loaded south facing slope at 9700 ft near Big Sky and was caught and carried by it.

Number of slides
1
Number caught
1
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Hard slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
R size
2
D size
2
Bed Surface
O - Old snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
24.0 inches
Snow Observation Source
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche
Advisory Year