BC Zone Observation Report
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 12:00 AM
Berthoud pass, current creek
X chute and z chute
Sunny, 10 degrees, 10 mph breeze. NE aspect. 11.5k elevation
90-230cm of fresh snow from the past 2 weeks sitting atop 10-60 cm of faceted depth hoar.
Rider 1 entered x chute and ride skiers left ridge produced a small fracture near the beginning of the mid slope convex. Rider 1 outran the small fracture and rode to a safe zone to observe rider 2. Rider 2 dropped in, taking a center line of x chute, triggering the slide from the bottom of the mid slope convex. The fracture began at the top of the convex and propagated across mid slope over into z chute. Slide ran into the trees below, breaking some. R4-D3
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