January 15, 2023
January 17, 2023
Zone or Region:
West Mountain Area
Bowl on West side of Mica Ridge
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
Triggered with snowmobile on lower angle slope below steeper terrain. Rider was able to ride out of slide. Estimate crown at least 200 yds wide and 1-2+ ft deep. Debris pile probably 15 ft deep.
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Did you see shooting cracks? Yes, Widespread
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? Yes, Widespread
Triggered at least 3 other slides remotely in the Poison Lake area on various other aspects, N, NE, E.
Most sensitive conditions I've ever experienced.