February 13, 2021
February 14, 2021
Zone or Region:
Brundage Out of Bounds
Sgts ESE and North Aspects
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? Yes
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
We were able to easily trigger avalanches in the new snow on protected steep ESE, and North aspects of Sgts Mtn, North of Brundage Mountain Resort Saturday afternoon.
2 distinct layers of buried surface hoar visible. Stay safe out there and off of sustained, exposed, steep terrain where recent surface Hoar is reactive to the weight of just a skier.
Did you see shooting cracks? Yes, Isolated
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? Yes, Isolated
The wind was blowing the light snow and loading leeward slopes...we stayed off of steep slopes
Here is a video from the North aspect of Sgts: https://youtu.be/LEsZQAV-Cw0