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12-19-2012 08:07 AM
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Its why when we have these big dumps, I ride with gear even withing the resort boundary because I don`t usually stick to groomers.
Most definitely, same here.
12-19-2012 12:34 AM
NWBoarder Scary indeed. Glad to hear no one got hurt though. That's not the first time that Crystal has had an inbounds avy and I'm sure it won't be the last. Still, it's too good out right now to not get at it. Just remember to play safe everyone!
12-18-2012 09:45 PM
Inbounds Avy @ Crystal Today

Caught and buried's the quote from TAY:

Big Frenzy before and out of the gate.
Amazing well placed powder gave no resistance to the legs.
North Opened super late 2:15ish-Still more frenzy than I like. I looked like the start of a cross country ski race with 20 national teams all at the start.
Lift was not running so we had to exit the I-5 Trail.
Unfortunately there was a gathering on the trail just after the Stump Patch cutoff and well before O-Meadows.
Freak avalanche occurred about 30 feet above the I-5 trail and swept a gal into a tree well.
SUPER BIG KUDOS to the team of skiers/boarders who helped extricate her after what I would have assumed at least 10 min to possibly 15 min burial!
When searchers spotted an appendage they still were moving 2+ feet of snow to get her cleared.
Way to carry the gear everyone! Probes and shovels everywhere! I don't think the victim had a beacon. But there was some fear that there was still one more burial in the mess. So the patrol arrived with the avy dogs to search. Everyone on the trail had to back up at least 50 to 100ft so the dogs could do their work. I think they were going to probe the area once after the dogs searched.
The crown was min 12" and what I would say 40 maybe 50 ft wide with propagating cracks extending wider. It ran down maybe 40 feet. Must have triggered sympathetically or from the weight loaded on the slope from traversing skiers on the single track out-This was NOT skier triggered from above.
Once again I was impressed by those who had the gear and responded quickly, so many non-patrol searchers casing the area was impressive.
But super freaky in the benign location the avy occurred.
Ski safe out there! you never know!
Not much from the news yet.....

Girl rescued after being buried by avalanche on Crystal Mountain | Seattle


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