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Ski Area Maritime Wind Slab Soft Slab Moderate Severity

Our mountain was in under the barrage of a record setting month of snowfall. During large storms, it is common to have the roads to the mountain closed, limiting staff and guests at the mountain to those that decided to stay and wait out the storm. D ...

Ski Area Maritime Wind Slab Soft Slab Minor Severity

While performing a slope cut I attempted what I believed to be a conservative line of approach, however I triggered a wind slab avalanche that fractured above me that propagated roughly 100' wide with the crown 10-55cm deep. I was knocked off my fee ...

Ski Area Maritime Storm Slab Hard Slab Moderate Severity

A rescue group was “training new skiers” in an area closed to the public due to avalanche conditions, and the ski patrol was performing mitigation: ski cutting and snow stability tests. the rescue group was advised of the mitigation work, and war ...

Gov Public Safety Maritime Wet Slab Wet Slab Moderate Severity

Observed 2 recent D2 wet slabs on a south face - one at 6250ft below/west of summit area and one just below that to the east at ~6100ft. Trail register mentioned a near miss on 4/20 that involved 3 people, so guessing both occurred that day. Multiple ...

Gov Public Safety Continental Persistent Slab Hard Slab Moderate Severity

On February 21, 2019, myself and two other avalanche professionals had a close call when a very large natural avalanche hit an area we had just been in 15 minutes earlier. We had ascended an East facing sub-ridge of a peak and turned around due to in ...