March 5, 2022
March 6, 2022
Zone or Region:
Whitebark Ridge East Slope
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Wind slab, remote triggered while traveling up slope, crown 50 ft wide, about 30 feet above skier on slope, ran about 200 feet. Slope was cross loaded. Depth of crown was 3-5 inches, but propagated into deeper parts up to 12 inches.
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
Small wet loose avalanches and roller balls in evidence all over wing ridge zone.
1 skier was above crown, second was on slab and likely triggered slide and slipped downhill slighltly then helpd in place, third was down slope and was hit but able to stay in place, neither was buried at all. Shallow snowpack likely caused remote trigger near rock band. No injuries aside from bruised egos.