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Summit at Snoqualmie East is finished
that just slid??
and they wont reopen after that?
the pictures are confusing i dont undersatdn wat happened?
holy crapo tht sux for all of you tht ski there i feel 4 u...
saw that on KOMO (we get it in vancouver for some reason)
that looks like an intense land slide...why wont it open back up??
That big of a slide on a 20 degree slope. Not entirely unexpected though. Avy report called for climax slides all the way to the base~
Actually I guess that isnt so surprising.
DOT avalanche crews on Snoqualmie Pass report that the 6+
inches of rainfall there has percolated through the
entire snowpack in a flat study plot location at the 3000
ft level with well established drainage channels routing
incoming heavy rain quickly to the ground. However, on
steeper avalanche terrain that has a deeper snowcover,
gravity driven water flow along crusts or other density
interfaces should slow the development of such channels
and the snowpack below the New Years eve crust may still
be relatively dry. In any case, the relentless weakening
and stressing of the previously fragile snowpack
structure by rain and melt water should more than balance
any stabilization from settlement or a draining snowpack.
I didnt think about that, but it makes sense.
It didnt look like it did any lift damage though
Word was it took out two lift towers, but I don't know that for sure.
Ive heard that many times over, seems to be true~
well fuck, i never even got to ski there
yes, took two lift towers out, and two houses.
you know its intense when the slide profile includes soil.
To the ground. And I wouldn't even consider skiing with a beacon there, it's 400 ft tall.....
Itd be pretty hard to dig you out of a giant pile of mud anyways~
Check out the photos in the link. It complete demolished a few lift towers.
Insane (to me at least) that it ripped straight to ground on such a low angle slope.
Just glad that noone was seriously hurt in that.
Yeah seriously. I have no idea why it happened there and not at any of the steeper areas around it.
Who would have thought a hill that small and flat could have a climax slide mid winter. And to everyone wondering about the towers if you click the newslink it has more pics showing the towers that got ripped out.
seems like each winter is getting a little bit crazier
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