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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
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Route & General Observations

A snowboarder rode the slope 3 times and a sledder high marked it before the slope broke from a sledder hitting a drop and triggering the slide.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SnowmachinerAvalanche Type Hard SlabAspect North Northeast
ElevationunknownSlope Angle 38degCrown Depth3ft
Width 200ftLength 400ft  

Observer Comments

Snowmachiner Aired, upon landing he triggered the top slab to break. Then that stepped down and it broke down to the ground. Moderate amount of energy.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

Point realeases on sun exposed aspects.

Weather

Weather

Sunny

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Hotpow

Snowpack

Deep

Forecaster Comments

Forecaster Comments

From pictures and discussion with observer, the depth of crown likely varies from 2-4 feet deep.

Photos & Video

Photos



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