April 8, 2021
April 9, 2021
Zone or Region:
Bryant Peak Zone
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? Yes
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Occurred at about 6:30pm in terrain skiers right of Bryant Couloir. Triggered by ski-cut at top of slope where it was steepest (>40deg). Slide released about 6' below ski cut. Crown 12-16" maybe 50+ feet wide. Ran about 200-300 vertical feet but stopped on the significant bench below.
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Did you see shooting cracks? Yes, Isolated
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? No
There were not obvious signs of wind-loading on this terrain feature, but we suspected it just the same based on how windy it was during the storm. Snow definitely showed signs of cohesion due to warmth of the day. As I made a hard ski cut I saw a very short shooting crack at my ski tip, and then realized the slope below me had released (at steepest point of convexity) Shortly after triggering this slide we saw/heard from a distance another party trigger a slide on a similar aspect.