Tumalo cornice

RED FLAGS
Wind
Observation Date/Time:
Sun, Feb 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Reporter(s):
Mason Lacy
Location/Elevation:
Three Sisters Area / 7700'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions   Caught, Buried, or Injured Person  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  
Sky Conditions:
Sky Clear (<1/8)

Written Report:
We went for a Sunday morning tour on Tumalo. I weighted the cornice that forms at the top of the north ridge of the bowl, and it broke larger than I expected. The cornice released a wind slab in the steep snow directly under the cornice. I was carried ~20ft until the debris came to a rest at the top of the bowl.