January 13, 2023
January 15, 2023
Zone or Region:
Galena Summit and Eastern Mtns
East of Galena summit, see pin-drop on map
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? Yes
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Skiing in tress with mostly 30 degree or less slopes, cam across a roll-over of about 38 degrees. No wind loading. Cut across above the roll-over and a small (250 square meters), soft slab was released. slab was 16-18 inches deep, and rested on old crust with surface hoar.
skied in the area avoiding anything >30 degrees. Aware of steeper gradient in the trees. Rollover at release point was 38 degrees. No wind loading. NE aspect.