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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 ...

Mechanized Ski Guide Continental Persistent Slab Hard Slab Minor Severity

I was working in a team of two performing snow safety work for a cat ski operation. We went out that morning with an "assessment" mindset as conditions had changed rapidly the previous few days due to a large storm event. We were dealing with a new ...

Mountain/Ski Guide Maritime Wet Slab Wet Slab Serious Severity

Just finished descending Cat Scratch Gullies, the descent route of the West Ridge of Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades when large blocks of snow and ice began rumbling down the descent route. We were able to run as fast as we could to the right o ...