January 10, 2021
January 11, 2021
Zone or Region:
Klahhane Ridge, Olympic Nat Park
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
School bus sized cornice collapsed. Human triggered from well behind the leading edge. Caught 1 skier who rode debris down 500’ thru small trees. Skier was unharmed and not buried.
Cornice collapse did not trigger any additional avalanche other than soft surface snow.
Skiing with experienced group and radio communication proved very helpful in assessing the situation.