Trestle Ridge North

Location Name: 
Trestle Ridge
Region: 
Cabinet Mountains
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:30
Location Map: 
United States
48° 20' 50.1072" N, 116° 14' 8.9304" W
US


Red Flags: 

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Width: 
20ft.
Terrain: 
Below Treeline
Elevation: 
5 700ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
100ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Approximately 5" of decomposing fragments and graupel overriding buried surface haor from last week. Soft slab broke up immediately upon releasing- almost more of a loose snow situation after slab broke up. ASu-SS-R1-D1

 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Light north to northeast wind but signs of previous trasnport from last week's winds.