Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Consolation Bowl, Ben Stuart

Route & General Observations

Terrain-trap skin track up from the bottom of Cropley’s to the shoulder of Consolation bowl.

Of note is the wide spread surface hoar appeared to have been knocked down around the Easy Searcher beacon park, Cropley lake, etc where feathers were observed yesterday up to 2cm tall.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect SoutheastElevation 2500ft
Slope Angle 45degCrown Depth 12in
Width 100ftVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

12" deep soft windslab on a steeper short roll that topped the entrance to a short gully. Roll is located below ridge line and leeward of todays strong winds. Triggered as skier entered roll and wrapped corner of knoll/slope.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Winds up to 40kts today out of the N/NE with copious wind transport of the previous weeks light snow. ECEA2 read 5f.

Snow surface

Highly variable even up high, wind skim, hollow windboard, soft powder.

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