Public Observation #2023-918
Submitted:January 1, 2023 2:50 PM
Observation Date:January 1, 2023
Zone or Region:Central Cascades
Did you trigger any avalanches?Yes
Was it intentional?No
Avalanche Type:Hard Slab
Size:D1: Relatively harmless to people
100m+ run out
15-24" deep at crown
Signs of Unstable Snow
ObservationsVery strong winds coming from the north. loading slopes with snow at a decent rate.
Small Wind Slab Avalanche. SE slope.
Bailed on ski plans due to strong wind and slope loading. Was casually ski traversing back towards where people park Snomobiles. Cut under the slope and it slid down on us at a relatively slow speed.
No skiers buried as both skied away no problem.