Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol - Avalanche Results Summary

Mammoth Mountain


Submission Info
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Avalanche Type: 
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

-Early morning avalanche control with explosives and ski cuts mid mountain (lincoln and main lodge):  Widepsread sensitive soft slab releases with explosives and ski cuts - 8" crowns (R1-D1).  

-Continuous loading throughout the day, paths that weren't being skied re-loaded with snow and released multiple times throughout the day with ski cuts.

-Winds increased, closing down lifts in the afternoon.

Air temperature: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 
37° 38' 17.8656" N, 119° 1' 28.2216" W

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