Crater Lake

Northwest Inland

conrad.thiessen , Saturday 13th February, 2021 7:35PM

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was terrible.

Incident

1st skier skied slope. Second skier triggered avalanche on second turn near bottom of slope.

Avalanche

Reverse wind loaded slope. 20-50 cm crown. Propagated 80 m across slope. Debris chunks up to 75 cm across. First photo 2 other slides in Crater Lake bowl within 15 minutes. 1 skier triggered below avalanche described here. Second remote triggered by hiking trail down to lake (some debris blocks >1x1 m; second photo).

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN