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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Lipps
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Route & General Observations

An avalanche (D2.5) was observed on the West face of Lipps at 1 pm. Skiers on Cornbiscuit reported seeing a powder cloud and snow in motion. At this point the trigger is unknown. There were skiers on the South face skin track. There were no tracks leading in or out of it and no tracks near it on the ridge. We suspect this was natural cornice fall triggered avalanche. We have not been tracking any persistent weak layers that would be remotely triggered but this could be an outlier. If anyone has further info on this slide please send us an observation or an email!

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger UnknownAvalanche Type Aspect West
Elevation 3000ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 450ftLength 1000ft  

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Skiers in the area reported no other signs of instability.

Weather

Weather

Clear and sunny
Light west winds
Temps in the teens

Photos & Video

Photos



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