January 10, 2023
January 11, 2023
Zone or Region:
N side of Cashmere
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
Wind Slab broke while booting uphill. Broke on a convex feature mid slope around 7000'. Carried us 500' down. No injuries, just bruised ego and missing ski poles. Did not get depth of crown. But debris was ~3' deep in places. Remote triggered two small slides on either side which you can see in the picture.
Did you see shooting cracks? Yes, Isolated
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? No
Cold snow above 4500'. Moderate winds and blowing snow throughout the day and the day before. Minimal drifting snow on the surface. Skied protected slopes with similar aspect and elevation prior to the incident.