This image is of a large avalanche off the Shuksan Arm @ Mt. Baker in the winter of 2010/11. The “100 Year Avalanche” that occurred this week that closed Mt. Baker ski area occurred in the same zone, but was much mch larger. Which is hard to believe
All we can say about this photo is: wow. How deep do you think that crown is? 20 Feet Deep?
MT. BAKER’S CRAZY WEEK:
- 110 inches of snow in 6 days
- 8 trees across the highway CLOSED the road and the ski resort yesterday
- HUGE avalanches coming down from the Shuksan Arm
- Warm temperatures have created major instability in the snowpack
- Mt. Baker ski resort CLOSED today due to avalanche danger
“A very large slide on Shuksan Arm just east of the Mt Baker Ski Area ran into Rumble Gulley mid-morning and overran the tree line buffer protecting the base of the Shuksan Arm Chair…depositing debris into the lower part of the run.
This slide is reported as the largest ever witnessed in the area by the General Manager…who has been there for over 40 years and who is closing the area to prevent any accidents involving “sidecountry” exposure to the developing extreme danger.” - Northwest Weather & Avalanche Center (NWAC)
For more information about Mt. Baker’s crazy week, please click here: