March 13, 2022
March 14, 2022
Zone or Region:
Swift Creek Drainage
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? Yes
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Cut a small slope at 4700ft at 1:20pm after noting increasingly sticky and reactive layer in the top few inches. D1 ran about 100ft, farther than expected, and involved the top 2-4" of sticky snow.
Snow was sticky all day but similar aspects/elevations were not seen to be reactive before about 1pm, but quickly became reactive. The layer was easy to trigger on anything over ~35deg in the area. Very large rollerballs were noted.