March 26, 2020
March 27, 2020
Zone or Region:
Galena Summit and Eastern Mtns
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Triggered an approximately 8 in. thick wind slab 15ft wide. Ran for about 100 yards. Skier was able to escape immediately upon triggering.
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 3: Could bury and destroy a car, damage a truck, destroy a wood frame house, or break a few trees
Multiple wind slab/stuff slides observed on east facing aspects in steep rocky areas.
Strong wind affected snow above 9000 feet on most aspects. Good skiing conditions for the most part .