Pump - Small Avi

brandon.o.clevenger

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.

Weather

Was warming rapidly throughout the morning making south slopes feel very unstable. Avalanche (1) triggered on a south sunny slope at 10 am

Avalanche

Skier in group triggered a small avalanche but was able to ski out of it. This was below pump on the sunny side. The sun exposed sides became weaker as the day progressed and warmed up. No injuries or partial burial. Small crust on top of snow with a weak layer approximately 3-4 inches down where broke. In other areas this layer is 6 inches down.