Small skier triggered avalanche - TJ bowl

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
TJ Bowl

Drainage:

Submission Info
Josh Feinberg
Forecaster
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 2:00pm
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Slab
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
Avalanche Width: 
15ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
10 400ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
200ft.
Number of partial burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Report of a small skier triggered wind slab today ~10,400' above TJ bowl just below some large rock/cliff outcrops.  Winds were blowing up-slope for the most part, but across slope in this location.  The group transitioned near this location and one of the skiers started out across the slope and a crack shot out about 15' resulting in a small slab of recently wind deposited snow releasing in front of the skier.  R 1-D 0.5-1.  Height of crown was ~4".   

Avalanche Photos: 
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Air temperature: 
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 
Number of People Caught: 
0
37° 35' 0.9204" N, 119° 0' 44.9244" W
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