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Recreational Observation

Exited Mission Ridge Ski Area from top heading west towards Mission Peak

Dec. 20, 2015, 11:50 a.m. PST

Weather: Fog, light snow, minimal wind, temperature uncertain.

Snowpack: New unconsolidated snow from recent storm cycles.

Area Description: Mission Peak NE facing slope 30-35 degrees

Avalanches: Ski cut at top of slope without reactive result. Skier made way to the middle of the slope and triggered a soft slab. Crown was approximately 20 cm at highest point and ran 50 meters wide. Skier was carried 10-12 meters downslope.

Latitude: 47.483569

Longitude: -120.772705

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? Yes