Kellogg Peak Mitigation

Location Name: 
Kellogg Peak -Silver Mountain Resort
Region: 
Silver Valley Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 12/20/2020 - 08:30



Observation made by: Program Manager
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
35degrees
Trigger type: 
Other - explain below
Crown Height: 
5 ft
Aspect: 
North
Weak Layer: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Width: 
150ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
6 200ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
60ft.
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southeast
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

This was an explosive triggered slab, Ski Patrol was intentationally looking for. Deep wind slab witha faceted interface over the November rain crust.