This video is a review of a crazy close call that the Colorado Avalanche Information Center forecasters witnessed yesterday on Red Mt. Pass, CO.
“The forth skier to ski a slope triggered a large avalanche from the bottom. The avalanche was remotely triggered (the skier was not on the slab). The skier was able to ski away from the avalanche while the skier’s partners waited in a safe spot.” – CAIC
The avalanche was skier triggered and 300′ wide, 5-7′ deep, and it ran for 300′. It was a Destructive Potential 2.5 Avalanche meaning it could kill or bury a person.
This was the 2nd remote triggered avalanche the CAIC has seen in two days. Stay off of the south faces this weekend, please.