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Recreational Observation

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.

Latitude: 47.785702

Longitude: -121.058350

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? Yes