Clamshell loose wet slide

Map for Mountain Information Network report: Clamshell loose wet slide

Snow conditions

Riding quality was:
Snow conditions were:
  • Wet
We rode:
  • Alpine slopes
  • Convex slopes
  • Steep slopes
  • Sunny slopes


The day was:
  • Sunny
Avalanche conditions
  • Rapid temperature rise to near or above 0°C or wet surface snow.


Loose wet (sluff) slide size 1.5 released shortly after first skier dropped in from the top. Surface snow (2 inches deep wet corn snow) was not fully bonded to supportive crust below. Snow released on steep snow in full sun at 12:00 pm. Air temperature was around 4 degrees Celsius.