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    Avalanch in Tennessee--Seriously

    We have a small resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains. Of course, 99% of their snow is man-made. This week, they had a slide down to the ground. Probably a first in Tennessee in this century!

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    Well, you have enough slope angle, a slab sitting on a weak surface (looks like the ground is wet - sliding surface). The only question is what was the trigger?
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    A still exploded nearby?

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    I've seen similar pictures from Vermont ski resorts where they blow a lot of snow onto a very steep slope with minimal snow cover. Eventually the snow builds up enough that it can't support itself and slides.

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    There are several distilleryís nearby!
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    Several, -1. Vibes.

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    ^^^ da fuck?

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    For the fallen distillery. Allegedly. Try to keep up.

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    China Bowl at China Peak (near Fresno, CA) went big to the grass under the snow guns in the late 1990's, crown was about 5'. Chunks of near-ice the size of VW Beetles piled up at the bottom, it's a miracle no one was on the slope when it went. Could hear the rumble from everywhere on the mountain.

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    Maryland too (there's a thread here too but the pics are all gone from that)
    https://www.railey.com/posts/avalanc...isp-ski-resort

    the time lapse video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR5n9xOTjQs
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    Maryland too (there's a thread here too but the pics are all gone from that)
    https://www.railey.com/posts/avalanc...isp-ski-resort

    the time lapse video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR5n9xOTjQs
    Well damn, Iíve skied there before, on that run. Long before I knew what avalanches were, that regions mountains have more landslides than avys

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    Is that an avalanche or a thin surficial landslide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Knocker View Post
    Is that an avalanche or a thin surficial landslide?
    You've heard the term 'ripping groomers' before?

    I think it's that.
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