A tragic turn of bad luck and really not predictable with precision, the slide that killed Mr. Helling was a slab of a few feet at its crown. Skiers and riders were venturing into seemingly more dangerous terrain; several had earlier skied the same slope that slid and caught Mr. Helling and his partner. We can only hope others may learn a lesson from this sad episode.
|Highlighted Fracture Line of 19-Mar-2011 Hatch Peak Slide|
|Fracture Line of 19-Mar-2011 Hatch Peak Slide|
There were tracks that crossed the starting zone and several ski tracks parallel to the slide path. A report is posted here with close up pictures and a technical description of the slide.