Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:30pm
Several D1-D2 avalanches were skier triggered in the region of Mammoth mid-day Wednesday (Jan 11) soon after winds increased significantly out of the West. 1-2' crowns, 100'+ wide at times, running up to 200'. These were mostly mid-slope wind deposits which resulted from cross loading of northerly facing slopes from the post-storm winds out of the west, which is a much less common direction for post-storm winds in our area. No one was reportedly injured.
Debris from several D1-2 natural avalanches were also seen in the region which appeared to have occured during the main loading event mid-storm (again, occuring on northerly facing slopes).