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massive nightime slide into heather canyon runout

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I hope this ends once and for all the debate about the prudence of managment and patrol in choosing when to open this area of the resort. They take a lot of flack from posers and noobs about keeping it closed after a storm cycle and to their credit there have been no fatalities in this area yet. I only am aware of one partial burial in my short time there I'm sure there have been others. I think this proves the system works and we should trust their judgment.
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News story said that released on the mountain above Superbowl, and traveled all the way to the Heather Lift runout. That's far, and BIG!
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believ me the vid and pics in no way to it justice, it was epic in every sense, people were awestruck. If something like that were to happen when it was open you'd have a hundred or more dead from being crushed not apphyxiation.
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btw that chunder pile is the runout.
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My question is what path did the slide take, all the way on the red, or did it cut over into the blue path, or both?
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Red only but within maybe 150 yards of the lift. about where the dogleg is on the map .
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WOW! If this had happened during regular business there would have been carnage.
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We had a partrol released slide from top of Rooftop all the way down to bottom of Shirley Lake. Once a large slide gets rolling it can just keep going until a substantial flat absorbs the energy.

There are stories of slides approaching camps on Himalayan Peaks. One  story is that the guides were leaping out of tents of female guests and scooting into their own as the slide was first heard,

Hood gets some deep heavy snow! And this is just the beginning of this system.
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

We had a partrol released slide from top of Rooftop all the way down to bottom of Shirley Lake. Once a large slide gets rolling it can just keep going until a substantial flat absorbs the energy.

There are stories of slides approaching camps on Himalayan Peaks. One  story is that the guides were leaping out of tents of female guests and scooting into their own as the slide was first heard,

Hood gets some deep heavy snow! And this is just the beginning of this system.

Unfortunately we're not quit getting what you are. Especially not at the lower elevations on the mountain. I talked to my sister in Kings Beach yesterday and she told me they had gotten a foot in the last hour. I cried a little inside. It's so bad here that one of our areas has lost it's base. Here is a pic I took saturday on the way home:

Ski Bowl
post #11 of 17
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Unfortunately we're not quit getting what you are. Especially not at the lower elevations on the mountain. I talked to my sister in Kings Beach yesterday and she told me they had gotten a foot in the last hour. I cried a little inside. It's so bad here that one of our areas has lost it's base. Here is a pic I took saturday on the way home:

Ski Bowl

Just curious to know what this means potentially for summer skiing at Timberline. If things don't improve, should I be hesitant to book a summer trip?
post #12 of 17
 We must respect the mountains and the managers of them.

I have much respect for the patrollers who put their lives in danger so we can play in the majestic places. 
post #13 of 17
So much for a night session @ ski bowl.
If you do a summer ski @ T-line you might want to go before July it might get alittle thin w/ only 85" as of now.
post #14 of 17
Wow, that's just insane.  I can't even imagine a slide running that far.  That's a long, long ways.
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Even your hill with no snow looks better than mine. At least your hill isn't boiler plate from gaper hillfrogs scraping all the snow off. Plus, my home hill is 150ft vertical

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Hillfrogs, interesting.   Where is home Flatlandr?  We have crummy snow and no powder for a month, maybe I shouldn't complain about only 60 inches.
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Even your hill with no snow looks better than mine. At least your hill isn't boiler plate from gaper hillfrogs scraping all the snow off. Plus, my home hill is 150ft vertical


Hillfrogs

That's a new one for me.

Its tough almost everywhere right now. Keep doing the snow dance, everyone.
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