Intentional skier triggered slab south of heavens gate

Location Name: 
South of Heavens Gate lookout off seven devils rd
Region: 
Other
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:49
Location Map: 
United States
45° 21' 35.802" N, 116° 29' 51.6948" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
39degrees
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
2 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Width: 
200ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
8 150ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
700ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Skier was ski cutting a slope near roll over onto a ne facing slope from a ridge.towards the end of the ski cut, the slab broke and propagated across the Avalanche path. Skier was able to continue cut to trees and off of slab. Slab broke on layer of facets on top of thanksgiving rain crust. Crown ht ranged from 1-3 feet. R3-D3

Avalanche Photos: 
Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming