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Recreational Observation

Up standard E. Peak to the ridge, dropped skiers right into Cement basin, avoiding the large open section to the right and the terrain trap gulley (sticking closer to the trees on the left)

Dec. 31, 2018, 12:10 p.m. PST

Weather: Sunny

Area Description: Cement basin

Avalanches: After skiing 2/3rds of the slope (after the steep section, around 6400K ) the first skier triggered a slab avalanche and was carried. The second skier triggered a second avalanche that joined the first crown. There were no obvious terrain triggers (rocks/rollovers etc). The crown was about 1 meter deep, 70-100meters wide. The first skier was caught in a tree and able to self-extricate. No injuries.

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? Yes