Wet Snow Slides Above Hogsback

These slow moving spring slides were triggered by two afternoon skiers heading down the moutnain around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 12th. Although these wet releases did not have much velocity on lower mountain terrain, this should serve as a good indicator that instability does exist and becomes increasing unstable in the late afternoon.

Although slides at lower elevations, such as these at approximately 6,500 ft, may not bury you, they are still dangerous and can easily snap an ankle, blow a knee or lead to an injury. Let this recent activity be a warning for those deciding to travel at higher elevations late in the day.