Skinned out of the resort and dropped into East Highlands Bowl to Mill Creek
Jan. 30, 2018, 6 p.m. PST
Weather: Light snow, Broken to Overcast Skies, Cool temps, Low winds.
Snowpack: New Snow (6") over a rain crust from the weekend. Windslabs formed lower in paths due to strong winds from the West (up to 12")
Area Description: East Highlands Bowl--Stevens Pass BC
Avalanches: The third skier triggered a D2-2.5 windslab that swept but did not bury 2 skiers below in some trees. The slab formed lower in the path than anticipated due to strong winds. The variability of windslabs near treeline was missed in terrain selection. No injuries.
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? Yes