Date/Time: 01/27/2013 15:00:00

Path: Clause Creek Area Zone: 309
Elevation: 9200 Aspect: E
Starting zone slope angle: 41-45
Type: Soft Slab
Relative Size: 1 Destructive Size: 1.0 Depth: 8
Trigger: Skier (AS)
Lat: 43.167988 Lng: -110.562202

Observer Notes:Skier on a steep slope was carried into a tree and sustained fatal injuries. This small slide occured during a period of intense snowfall and failed on a suncrust. The skier was carried about 120 feet.

1 Fatalities Involved.

Elizabeth Benson Age: 28

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