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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Facets
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Route & General Observations

Touring up toward 4940 from the Cornbiscut parking, started punching out wind slabs so stayed in the less wind affected areas doing laps on the Facets runs.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard SlabAspect South Southeast
Elevation 2100ftSlope Angle 36degCrown Depth 10in
Width 40ftLength 40ft  

Observer Comments

Touchy windslabs in isolated leeward pockets. Slabs were generally 3-4” deep but up to 10” in places. We couldn’t get out on them, as soon as we touched them they were propagating and releasing. Sitting on the SH and NSF. We turned back and stayed low assuming that the larger bowls up high probably had potential for bigger slabs.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Saw natural D1-2 windslabs that looked recent( last day or so) in leeward areas at approximately 3000’

Weather

Weather

Clear skies, light winds from south, barely enough to transport snow. -14C @ 2385’ at 13:57.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Snow still has some good settled powder skiing from 2300’ to the raincrust at 1300’ but was wind affected.

Snowpack

No formal stability tests. Hand pits popping out on isolation in steeper 30 degree+ slopes

Photos & Video

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