Snowboarder Triggers Avalanche On Castle Peak, CA Over The Weekend

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Castle Peak, CA Avalanche. Image: Sierra Avalanche Center

On Saturday January 27th, 2018 an avalanche was triggered on Castle Peak, CA at 9:05am. It was initiated by a backcountry snowboarder, but he escaped uninjured. There may not be a ton of snow in the Sierra Backcountry, but there’s still avalanche dangers.

Avalanche Info From: Sierra Avalanche Center

“I was the second person to drop into this slope.  The avalanche started about 10 feet after I headed down the slope.  It broke both in front and behind me and slid for about 150 feet,” stated the snowboarder that was involved. 

The red pin marks Castle Peak, CA. Image: Google Maps

Avalanche Observations:

Avalanche Type: 

  • Slab

Crown Height:

  • 1 ft

Avalanche Width:

  • 60 ft

Avalanche Length:

  • 150ft


  • 30 Degrees

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