Conditions Update – Little Cottonwood Canyon

With recent loading on a weak surface, the snowpack is primed for skier triggered avalanches.

Our Level 2 course was in Grizzly Gulch when they heard a yell and headed over to check it out.

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Photo: Jake Hutchinson

They came upon this crown – SS-ASu-D2-O.  The avalanche was 14-18″ deep, 125 feet wide, and ran 150 feet to the bottom of a gully.

Here is a picture of the runout into the gully – a terrain trap that buried the person that triggered the slide. They are ok.

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Photo: Jake Hutchinson

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