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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Pastoral
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Route & General Observations

We parked at Sunburst traveled over Taylor pass and the normal route to Pastoral. Witnessed some natural avalanches on the approach for Taylor pass. On the approach for pastoral, the snow felt consistent with even a small base layer. We noticed some transported wind blown snow and figured our primary concern would be a trigger release of a small wind slab.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard SlabAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope AngleunknownCrown Depth 20in
Width 20ftLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

The two first Skiers skied the left line. The third skier traversed across a Ridgeline and triggered a 2 foot slab from above. Triggered by jumping at the entrance, initiating and shooting crack and then the avalanche released. Skier skied bed surface until the snow became soft on the side and not wind affected anymore.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

1-1.5 feet of new snow from Oct 29.

Photos & Video

Photos



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