Wet slide in Wildwood Bowl

Location Name: 
Wildwood Bowl
Region: 
Tamarack Out of Bounds
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
44° 41' 31.1208" N, 116° 9' 26.9352" W
US


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

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Wet
Slope: 
33degrees
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
Aspect: 
East
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
400ft.
Terrain: 
Below Treeline
Elevation: 
7 000ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
400ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
1
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Skier caused wet slide in Wildwood Bowl north of Tamarack Resort. Sun effected slope with some wind loading but no obvious red lights. One point release that did not propogate, one that propogated approximately 100 yards laterally accross the slope. First skier was able to outrun the slow, wet slide. Second skier leap frogged in and stoped in a saftey spot (tree island just above what a mid slope rock feature) was able to watch the slides flow down around the rocks and through the trees. The slope was skied yesterday and there were fresh tracks prior to when we set off the slide(s). Not super dangerous but a bit of an unnerving event. 

Avalanche Photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Accumulation rate: 
None