January 16, 2020
January 17, 2020
Zone or Region:
Soldier and Wood River Valley Mtns
South of Couch Summit
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Approximately 1/2 mile south of Couch Summit. 2' plus deep slab next to road covered half of trail.
Did you see shooting cracks? Yes, Widespread
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? No
This was obviously a wind load slab on west aspect at 6894' on a groomed trail. It was triggered naturally. One of five slides that occurred within a 3 hour period after a groomer had passed through.