Unfortunatly it has been confirmed. there was an incident on "stoneman" First skier dropped in skied it to the bottom. Second skier droped in it broke, aproximately 2~3 foot deep crown, ran full length. Skier was found at the trees at the bottom. Trama.
Tobias Lee, IFSA North American tour competitor, brother of Elijah Lee, IFSA World Tour consistent top 10er... Originally out of AK, floating around Baker and Tahoe. The worst part about this whole incident is that Elijah was the one that found his brother Tobias.
Friday was the highest avy danger I ahve ever seen at Baker, one skier was burried on gables up to his neck, and a two foot slab was triggured by a skier in elf chutes. Saturday, controlwork gave significant results. A snowboarder employed by the mountian was caught in a slide in elf chuts and blew out his knee. The mtn then closed down the boundires (This very rarely happens) Sunday, an employee sent a slide over the icefall near chair one, another employee was partialy burried on elf chutes, and another crew consisting of locals and an mtn employee triggured one slide on the "safety line" on shuskan arm, and triggured a second larger slide on the second knob on the arm the following run, this slide ran all the way over the high traverse into rumble gully.
Needless to say the avy danger is very high, and people need to be very carefull all of these incidents where caused by locals that know hte area fairly well. So dont go by what you know about the terrain from past incidents, trust your isntincts, and pay attention to the warning signs!