Skier Caught in Wind Slab in Sheep Creek, Cooke

Sheep Creek
Cooke City
Code
HS-ASu-R2-D1.5-I
Elevation
9800
Aspect
E
Latitude
45.03440
Longitude
-109.98400
Notes

Skier unintentionally triggered and was caught in wind slab avalanche on the Y couloir in Sheep Creek Drainage. Skier was carried 10m before self arresting. The slide ran ~250m down and broke across the entire width of the couloir. There were no injuries and skied away. 

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Hard slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
Trigger Modifier
u-An unintentional release
R size
2
D size
1.5
Bed Surface
I - Interface between new and old snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
12.0 inches
Vertical Fall
800ft
Slab Width
20.00ft
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche
Advisory Year