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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanches
Date:   Apr 24th, 2010
Location:   Skookum Valley (with map)
Observation:   Impressive natural avalanches on the southwest slopes of the Skookum Valley wit >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Glide Crack Avalanche
Date:   Apr 10th, 2010
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   This large glide crack on the south face of Eddies avalanched sometime today. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Public Observer: Tim Glassett
Ski-cut Avalanche
Date:   Apr 9th, 2010
Location:   Pete's North (with map)
Observation:   Ski-cutting on the north chutes of Pete's North resulted in four small to mediu >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Scott Hilliard
Explosive Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Apr 8th, 2010
Location:   Monies (with map)
Observation:   Avalanche reduction work on the "Monies" on 4/8/2010 found some deeper slab inst >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Moose Mountain Natural Avalanche
Date:   Apr 8th, 2010
Location:   Moose Mountain
Observation:   This medium sized slab avalanche broke free sometime between April 3rd and Apri >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Glide Crack Avalanche
Date:   Apr 7th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   This small glide crack most likely failed Wednesday April 7. We have been seein >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Apr 6th, 2010
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   SSW aspect at 2100 feet. 16 inches new snow in the last 48 hours...came in rig >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Glide Crack Avalanche
Date:   Apr 3rd, 2010
Location:   Seattle Ridge Up-Track (with map)
Observation:   This glide crack avalanched right at 2pm just above the snowmachine up-track to >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Magnum Snowpit
Date:   Apr 3rd, 2010
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   North aspect 2400 feet.   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Apr 2nd, 2010
Location:   Pete's South (with map)
Observation:   Recent natural avalanche on a north aspect of Pete's South.   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Apr 2nd, 2010
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   This natural avalanche on the southwest face of Magnum most likely happened ear >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Apr 2nd, 2010
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   This natural avalanche on the southwest face of Sunburst most likely happened e >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Apr 2nd, 2010
Location:   Tincan Proper (with map)
Observation:   This natural avalanche on Tincan Proper most likely happened early Thursday 4/1 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: CNFAIC
December Weather Chart
Date:   Apr 1st, 2010
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: CNFAIC
February Weather Chart
Date:   Apr 1st, 2010
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: CNFAIC
January Weather Chart
Date:   Apr 1st, 2010
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: CNFAIC
March 2010 Weather Chart
Date:   Apr 1st, 2010
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Northern Instabilities
Date:   Apr 1st, 2010
Location:   Tenderfoot
Observation:   We were getting breaks on the crusts from February and January in this pit. No >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Glide Crack Avalanche
Date:   Mar 30th, 2010
Location:   Goat Mountain-Girdwood Valley (with map)
Observation:   This large glide crack avalanche happened sometime between 3pm and 4pm on March >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Mar 30th, 2010
Location:   Seattle Creek (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Mar 30th, 2010
Location:   Pyramid (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Mar 30th, 2010
Location:   Warm Up Bowl (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Mar 30th, 2010
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Mar 30th, 2010
Location:   Portage Valley (Williwaw Peak) (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Mar 30th, 2010
Location:   Big Chief (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Mar 29th, 2010
Location:   Sunnyside (with map)
Observation:   This natural slab avalanche happened around 1 to 1:30pm on March 29 on a southe >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Test Slope-Tincan
Date:   Mar 28th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Matt intentionally triggered an avalanche on a 40 degree test slope at 2000 fee >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Skier Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Mar 26th, 2010
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   This skier-triggered avalanche happened Friday 3/26 on the north side of Sunbu >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Skier-Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Mar 25th, 2010
Location:   Taylor Pass (with map)
Observation:   This skier-triggered avalanche happened around 2:30pm on Thursday March 25. I >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Cornbiscuit Snowpit
Date:   Mar 23rd, 2010
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Well, this was the scariest snowpit I have dug this year. North aspect of Corn >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Glide Crack Avalanche
Date:   Mar 21st, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   This glide crack on the south face of Tincan released Friday 3/19 or Saturday 3 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Bill Romberg
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Mar 21st, 2010
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Eddies Crown Profile
Date:   Mar 20th, 2010
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Mar 20th, 2010
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   The entire west-facing headwall of Eddies avalanched sometime Friday March 19 a >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Mar 20th, 2010
Location:   Pete's North (with map)
Observation:   This natural slab avalanche on a west aspect of Pete's North at 2000 feet happe >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanches
Date:   Mar 20th, 2010
Location:   Big League-Girdwood Valley (with map)
Observation:   These natural slab avalanches on a west aspect of Big League around 3000 feet h >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Glide Cracks
Date:   Mar 17th, 2010
Location:   North Seattle Ridge (with map)
Observation:   These glide cracks just north of the snowmachine up track are showing signs of m >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Natural Slab Avalanche
Date:   Mar 17th, 2010
Location:   North Gilpatricks (Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Skier-triggered Avalanche
Date:   Mar 16th, 2010
Location:   Southern Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   This avalanche was triggered by the second person skinning up at 2:20pm on Tuesd >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Snowboarder-Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Mar 15th, 2010
Location:   Lower Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Here is a photo of a snowboard triggered avalanche that occurred on 3/15/2010. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Sympathetic Avalanche
Date:   Mar 15th, 2010
Location:   Lower Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   As a seperate snowboard-triggered avalanche ran down the slope, that avalanche >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Skier-Triggered Sluffs
Date:   Mar 13th, 2010
Location:   Tincan Proper (with map)
Observation:   Large skier-triggered sluffs covering up part of the skin track on the lower r >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Public Observer: Tim Glassett
Cornbiscuit Crown Profile
Date:   Mar 12th, 2010
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Fracture initiation was at rocks. The bed surface was a crust ranging from 1-3cm >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Skier-Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Mar 12th, 2010
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Skier-triggered while skinning near ridge on south aspect of Cornbiscuit. 300-5 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Skier-Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Mar 12th, 2010
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Skier-triggered while skinning near ridge on south aspect of Cornbiscuit. 300-5 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Public Observer: Tim Glassett
Skier-Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Mar 12th, 2010
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Skier-triggered while skinning near ridge on south aspect of Cornbiscuit. 300-50 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Mar 12th, 2010
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Ten Turns Lucky
Date:   Mar 12th, 2010
Location:   South Aspect Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Looking down on human triggered Cornbiscuit avalanche from 03-11-10. The debri >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer:
Human Triggered
Date:   Mar 11th, 2010
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Photo of trigger point near rocks. Skier-triggered while skinning near ridge o >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Glide Crack Avalanche
Date:   Mar 7th, 2010
Location:   SE Flank Yudi Peak-Girdwood (with map)
Observation:   This glide crack in the upper Girdwood Valley avalanched sometime this morning >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Windslab Shooting Cracks
Date:   Mar 7th, 2010
Location:   Sunnyside (with map)
Observation:   We got shooting cracks on this small wind lip breaking 2-6 inches deep. The wi >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Summit Lake Soft-Slabs
Date:   Mar 5th, 2010
Location:   Tenderfoot and Butcher Mtns
Observation:   These recent soft-slab avalanches were observed from Colorado Peak on Tenderfoo >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Cornice Failure
Date:   Feb 23rd, 2010
Location:   Warm Up Bowl (with map)
Observation:   The cornices along Seattle Ridge are especially big and fat right now. This cor >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Glide Crack
Date:   Feb 23rd, 2010
Location:   Widow Maker Peak (with map)
Observation:   Here is a picture of a glide crack right in the middle of Widow Maker Peak along >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Snowmachine-Triggered Cornice
Date:   Feb 23rd, 2010
Location:   Zero Bowl (No Name Bowl) (with map)
Observation:   Here is a photo of a cornice failure that was accidentally triggered by a snowma >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Feb 23rd, 2010
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Supportable rain crust up to 2400 feet...transitions right into supportable win >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Feb 23rd, 2010
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 20th, 2010
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   Two natural avalanches on Eddies southwest face, most likely happened on Thursd >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 20th, 2010
Location:   Pyramid (with map)
Observation:   This large natural avalanche on the east face of Pyramid Peak ripped out to the >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 20th, 2010
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   Large natural avalanche on the west face of Magnum that happened Thursday 2/18/ >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 20th, 2010
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   Two natural avalanches on Magnum's southwest face...most likely happened 2/18/1 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 20th, 2010
Location:   Twin Peaks-Silvertip (with map)
Observation:   These natural avalanches on Twin Peaks (Silvertip) possibly happened Friday 2/1 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 20th, 2010
Location:   Sunnyside (with map)
Observation:   Another view of the debris from a natural avalanche next to the snowmachine up- >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanches
Date:   Feb 20th, 2010
Location:   Sunnyside (with map)
Observation:   Debris piles from natural avalanches on Sunnyside, most likely happened on Thur >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 19th, 2010
Location:   Winner Creek Valley-Girdwood (with map)
Observation:   Another natural avalanche, this one on a west aspect around 2000 feet elevation >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 19th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Huge natural avalanche on the southwest face of Tincan.   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 19th, 2010
Location:   Repeat Offender (with map)
Observation:   This medium to large natural avalanche probably happened early Thursday morning >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 19th, 2010
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   This medium sized natural avalanche probably occurred early Thursday morning 2/1 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 19th, 2010
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   Another poor quality photo, but it shows a large avalanche that probably occurre >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 18th, 2010
Location:   Max's Mountain-Girdwood (with map)
Observation:   This natural avalanche on the west face of Max's (around 3000 feet) happened la >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 17th, 2010
Location:   Kern Creek (with map)
Observation:   This lower elevation natural avalanche (crown face is at about 700') failed all >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 15th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   This picture is very poor quality because the light was very flat, but Lisa and >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 13th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   This large natural avalanche on the climber's left ridge of Todd's Run (west as >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Natural Avalanches-Tincan
Date:   Feb 13th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   These natural avalanches on the northwest face of Tincan most likely happened o >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Snowmachine-Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Feb 13th, 2010
Location:   Grandview (with map)
Observation:   A snowmachiner triggered a large avalanche on the west ridge of Grandview at a >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Snowmachine-Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Feb 13th, 2010
Location:   Grandview (with map)
Observation:   A snowmachiner triggered a large avalanche on the west ridge of Grandview at a >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Feb 8th, 2010
Location:   Widowmaker Seattle Ridge (with map)
Observation:   This natural avalanche was reported to have occurred on Saturday 2/6/2010. The >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanches
Date:   Feb 8th, 2010
Location:   Lipps (with map)
Observation:   These medium sized natural avalanches that occurred on Saturday 2/6/2010 do not >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Widowmaker
Date:   Feb 8th, 2010
Location:   Widowmaker Peak Seattle Ridge (with map)
Observation:   We spent the day digging pits along Seattle Ridge. Once again, the pit on Wido >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Tincan Crown Profile
Date:   Feb 7th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   This is a crown profile of a skier-triggered avalanche that happened late in th >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Shooting Cracks
Date:   Feb 6th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   We got numerous shooting cracks today on steep rollovers. Recently formed wind >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Skier Triggered Avalanche-Tincan
Date:   Feb 6th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   We watched a skier trigger this avalanche today on a SW aspect of Tincan at 300 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Test Slope-Tincan
Date:   Feb 6th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Jon intentionally triggered this 6 inch thick windslab on a steep rollover. It >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Snowmachine-Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Feb 2nd, 2010
Location:   Main Bowl Seattle Ridge (with map)
Observation:   We saw this small avalanche on Tuesday Feb 2, 2010. We are not sure exactly whe >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Widowmaker Peak
Date:   Feb 2nd, 2010
Location:   Seattle Ridge Widwomaker Peak (with map)
Observation:   This test pit had the most alarming stability test results I have seen all year >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Point-Release Sluffs on Sunnyside
Date:   Jan 30th, 2010
Location:   Sunnyside (with map)
Observation:   Warm temperatures and intense solar radiation produced these sluffs on direct s >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Skier-Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Jan 30th, 2010
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   This skier-triggered avalanche happened on Friday, January 29 on a southwest a >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Superbowl Peak Skier-Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Jan 30th, 2010
Location:   Superbowl Peak (with map)
Observation:   This skier-triggered avalanche happened on Friday 1/29 on a west aspect around >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Lipps Snowpit
Date:   Jan 26th, 2010
Location:   Lipps (with map)
Observation:   We dug this pit at 1800 feet on a west aspect. The new snow has settled out to >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Widowmaker Tracks
Date:   Jan 24th, 2010
Location:   Main Bowl Seattle Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Most of the usual areas at Turnagain Pass that people ski, snowboard, and snowm >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Jan 23rd, 2010
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Dug this pit at 3800 feet on a SW aspect just below the weather station. We go >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Tri-Tip Snowpit
Date:   Jan 21st, 2010
Location:   Tri-Tip Mountain- Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Read description on pit graph   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Summit Lake Surface Hoar
Date:   Jan 20th, 2010
Location:   Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   This surface hoar was created during the inversion started Jan. 19. Currently i >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Repeat Offender
Date:   Jan 19th, 2010
Location:   Seattle Ridge
Observation:   For the past 3 days, we have been digging hand pits, jumping on test slopes, an >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Human-Triggered Avalanches
Date:   Jan 18th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   These small avalanches were triggered by skiers and/or snowboarders at about 2 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Jan 18th, 2010
Location:   Sunburst
Observation:   Numerous hand pits jive with what I found in this pit at about 2800' on the Wes >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Repeat Offender Snow Pit
Date:   Jan 12th, 2010
Location:   Repeat Offender Seattle Ridge (with map)
Observation:   The rain crust that formed Thursday Jan 7 has turned into a very slippery bed s >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Tincan Snowpit
Date:   Jan 12th, 2010
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   This snowpit was at 2000 feet elevation on a west aspect of Tincan. 6-8 inches >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Magnum Snow Pit
Date:   Jan 10th, 2010
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   This pit was dug at about 3200' on the SW aspect of Magnum. It was slightly ab >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Gellings
Sunburst Pit
Date:   Jan 8th, 2010
Location:   Sunburst Ridge, Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Glide Crack Avalanche Eddies
Date:   Jan 5th, 2010
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   This glide crack avalanche at about 2800' was observed on Tuesday Jan 5. We ar >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Cornbiscuit Snowpit
Date:   Jan 2nd, 2010
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Not much reactivity in the buried surface hoar 1.5 feet down. Nasty crusts and >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Skustad
Sunburst 12_30_2009
Date:   Dec 30th, 2009
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Cornice Release
Date:   Dec 29th, 2009
Location:   Tincan Ridge (Southern Aspect) (with map)
Observation:   Here is another photo of the cornice release. Read the info in the other photo >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Tincan Cornice Chunk
Date:   Dec 29th, 2009
Location:   Tincan Ridge (Southern Aspect) (with map)
Observation:   This big chunk of cornice may have been triggered intentionally. The party th >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Tenderfoot Ridge Snowpit
Date:   Dec 27th, 2009
Location:   Tenderfoot Ridge-Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Timothy Glassett
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Dec 24th, 2009
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   -Observed large avalanche on Wolverine and several small avalanches below 1500f >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Louis Sass
Skier Triggered Avalanche
Date:   Dec 22nd, 2009
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   A party of skiers was able to trigger a small avalanche on the buried surface h >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Magnum Natural Avalanche
Date:   Dec 21st, 2009
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   Saw this natural avalanche today on the NW shoulder of Magnum at about 2300 fee >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Tenderfoot Ridge Snowpit
Date:   Dec 20th, 2009
Location:   Tenderfoot Ridge-Old Ski Hill (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Manitoba Snowpit
Date:   Dec 19th, 2009
Location:   Manitoba-Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Jon Gellings
Shooting Cracks
Date:   Dec 19th, 2009
Location:   Manitoba-Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   During his tour up Manitoba, Jon got 40 to 50 ft. long shooting cracks at 3000 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Timothy Glassett
Lipps Snowpit
Date:   Dec 10th, 2009
Location:   Lipps (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Lips Snowpit
Date:   Dec 10th, 2009
Location:   Lips SW Aspect (with map)
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Seattle Ridge Pit
Date:   Dec 9th, 2009
Location:   Seattle Ridge
Observation:   Carl and I went up Seattle Ridge and dug this pit on a direct southern aspect t >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Snowpit Seattle Ridge
Date:   Dec 7th, 2009
Location:   Repeat Offender
Observation:   The slope above the traditional snowmachine up track to Seattle Ridge is called >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Dec 6th, 2009
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   This photo was taken back a ways on Center Ridge looking up at Tincan. The av >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Dec 6th, 2009
Location:   Sunburst
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Natural Avalanche- Summit Lake area
Date:   Dec 5th, 2009
Location:   Raven's Ridge
Observation:   This avalanche released on 12/1 or 12/2 on a S/SW aspect of Raven's Ridge in t >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Natural Avalanche-Summit Lake area
Date:   Dec 5th, 2009
Location:   Puluki Bowl
Observation:   This south facing bowl avalanched 12/1 or 12/2 during the height of the storm. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Sunburst Natural Avalanche
Date:   Dec 5th, 2009
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   This large Class 3 natural avalanche on the southwest face of Sunburst probably >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Lisa Portune
Tincan Natural Avalanches
Date:   Dec 5th, 2009
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   These medium sized Class 2 natural avalanches probably happened on Tuesday Dec. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Dec 4th, 2009
Location:   Sunburst
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Dec 2nd, 2009
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   These medium sized natural avalanches on Tincan probably released on Tuesday 1 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Tincan Snowpit
Date:   Nov 29th, 2009
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   This pit was dug at about 3000' on the Southwest Aspect of Tincan Common. The >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Ray Koleser
Tincan Snowpit
Date:   Nov 27th, 2009
Location:   Tincan
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Timothy Glassett
Tincan Snowpit
Date:   Nov 27th, 2009
Location:   Tincan
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Timothy Glassett
Sunburst Snowpit
Date:   Nov 26th, 2009
Location:   Sunburst
Observation:     View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Tincan Snowpit
Date:   Nov 25th, 2009
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   The facets near the ground were still very developed, cup shaped, and sugary. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural Avalanche
Date:   Nov 23rd, 2009
Location:   Mile 64.5 (with map)
Observation:   Poor visibility today, but saw a few natural avalanches like this one in this >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Professional Observer: Skustad
Sunny Side, Turnagain Pass
Date:   Nov 19th, 2009
Location:   Sunny Side, Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   This avalanche occurred on November 17th to the best of our knowledge. We are >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Public Observer: Sarah Heck
Marmot Weather Station-Hatcher Pass
Date:   Oct 25th, 2009
Location:   Marmot
Observation:   Volunteer human pack mules (aka Friends of the CNFAIC) carrying weather station >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Public Observer: Sarah Heck
Marmot Weather Station-Hatcher Pass
Date:   Oct 25th, 2009
Location:   Marmot
Observation:   Putting the weather station together   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Public Observer: Sarah Heck
Marmot Weather Station-Hatcher Pass
Date:   Oct 25th, 2009
Location:   Marmot (with map)
Observation:   The finished product!   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Public Observer: Bob Sutherland
Fresno Ridge Weather Station-Summit Lake
Date:   Oct 14th, 2009
Location:   Fresno Ridge
Observation:   Thomas Bailly bolting the main unit to the tripod.   View Complete


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REGION: Not reported
Public Observer: Bob Sutherland
Fresno Ridge Weather Station-Summit Lake
Date:   Oct 14th, 2009
Location:   Fresno Ridge
Observation:   Thomas Bailly and Rocket next to the finished weather station. Rocket carried t >>>   View Complete



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Professional observers are employees of organizations specializing in avalanche forecasting, mitigation and/or education. Some examples include: CNFAIC staff, AKDOT and AKRR avalanche program employees, AAS/AAI/AIARE level 2 and above avalanche instructors.


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