Solo Snod Surprise

10webCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 02/01/2023
Name: Curtis B

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Southeast flanks of Snodgrass – we traveled along the low angle corridor of the cutoff trail

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Came across a set of solo ski tracks coming from the direction of the standard skin track: from the looks of it, the skier started descending one of the steep, south facing pitches above the Snodgrass trail and made a quick course correction after a large pocket released just to the skier’s left.
Weather: Sunny, high temp in low 20s
Snowpack: ~20cm of (now compacting) snow from the recent storm cycle, on top of the 1/27 interface. New snow was getting dense & warm on S. Facing terrain