VIDEO: Tahoe Skier Triggers Springtime Avalanche On Carson Pass

VIDEO: Tahoe Skier Triggers Springtime Avalanche On Carson Pass

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VIDEO: Tahoe Skier Triggers Springtime Avalanche On Carson Pass

Spring skiers beware, avalanche danger doesn’t go away once the weather warms up and the days get longer. The Sierra Avalanche Center reported this slab avalanche on Carson Pass on April 10th:

“Had just skied the middle moon coolie on roundtop, traversed out of the apron skiers right above Winimmucca Lake, ended up taking a ride and losing a pole.  Friend of mine on a nearby slope also took a ride today, I suspect he will report it also.”

Here is the breakdown:

Location Name: Above Winnimucca Lake
Region: Carson Pass Area
Date and time of avalanche: Mon, 04/10/2017 @ 11:00am
Avalanche Type: Slab
Trigger type: Skier
Number of people caught: 1
 

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