The original observation was updated by CAIC forecasters after visiting the avalanche on 12/26/2016. A big thank you to the reporting party for their observation. This is an impressive avalanche that released at approximately 1:30pm on 12/24/2016. The avalanche would be classified as HS-U-R3-D2.5-G. -CAIC
- BC Zone: Front Range
- Area Description: Cameron Pass, South Diamond Peak
- Snowpack Description: South Diamond went huge today. The only thing that didn't slide was pabst and ptarm, it went all the way to the ground. For those who boldly skied the face yesterday and today got away with one. Also, it crushed over the bench and down into the drainages that everyone hiked up hours before it went. We witnessed it from the s shoulder. It looks like a remote trigger or cornice fall.?. There where several people hiking up when it happened so hard to say forsure what started it thou. The crown was 700ft wide and anywhere from 18in to 9ft. It was fast and destructive! No one would have out ran this one.
- Avalanche Description: Pretty much the whole face slid down to the ground. Have skied this area for years and never seen a slide of this size. I observed while driving over pass about 2 pm. More info and photos at http://www.powderbuzz.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1888&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30&sid=bf25824ad688df1e52a25645c33ce990
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