Recreational Observation

West Slopes South - South of I-90 to Columbia River

April 30, 2016, 4:45 p.m. PST

Avalanches: On Saturday afternoon 4/30/16, a skier triggered a large wind-slab avalanche on a SW aspect of the Mt St Helens crater rim just east of Monitor ridge. The slab was over a foot thick and was Friday snow on any icy crust. Nobody was trapped.

Observation by Andy Goodwin

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No