February 25, 2023
February 26, 2023
Zone or Region:
Darland Mountain/ Foundation Ridge
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
100x 30 ft size, maybe 1 ft slab, north side of foundation ridge “blue slide” near Darland Mountain.
Did you see shooting cracks? Yes, Isolated
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? Yes, Isolated
While riding snowmobiles on foundation ride/ blue slide a safe distance upslope from a decent sized cornice we we triggered a relatively small avalanche that had potential to get larger. This was a wind loaded north facing aspect and the slab was all dry loose or soft snow.