Avalanche: Niotche Creek

Observer Name: 
Kreig Rassmussen
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Region: 
Niotche Creek
Location Name or Route: 
Nioche Creek
Elevation: 
10400
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info: 
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Slab
Comments: 

Two riders noticed a recent natural avalanche that they wanted to get a closer look at. They rode to where they could view it. When they stopped, they watched two more avalanches release on two adjacent slopes some distance away. There is little doubt that they collapsed the buried weak snow when they came to a stop which in turn continued to collapse up onto the steep slopes.

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