Skiers triggered this avalanche from the ridgetop at Point Six. The crown was about 50′ wide and up to 10″ deep.

Skiers saw shooting tracks as they put in their skin track in the Rattlesnake area today. This slope had been recently wind loaded.

This slope released without a human trigger. The avalanche was a few hundred feet wide and up to a foot deep. This was the largest slide we witnessed in the Snowbowl backcountry today.

Observation Date: 02/06/2020

We skied near Point Six in Jenny Bowl and the Grant Creek drainage.

Around 10″ of new snow made for great skiing. Light to moderate winds were loading east and north slopes at all elevations. No major snowfall during the afternoon.

Light to moderate out of the west.

New Snow: 6-12″

Avalanche Activity:
We easily triggered fresh wind slabs with ski cuts. One wind loaded slope released naturally. The crown was at least 200′ wide and up to a foot deep. We also saw shooting cracks on lower-angle terrain while we were skinng and skiing.

Other Comments:
Stability was very good on slopes that had not been wind loaded. Great skiing out there.

Observer: Andrew Schauer