|Region:||Chugach State Park|
Route & General Observations
|Trigger||Skier||Avalanche Type||Soft Slab||Aspect||North Northwest|
|Elevation||4000ft||Slope Angle||35deg||Crown Depth||10in|
Boot deep soft settled snow at drop in point, Skied left to right, slope broke 20 feet after drop in point on a roll over, ran through a section of the gully then slowed down before fully reaching the bottom.
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||No||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
No other avalanche activity seen during tour besides for one whumphing incident.
Clear, calm, 19 degrees.
2 inches of new, creamy skinning up until the top out, turned to windboard.
Hasty pit, 10-12 or so of soft snow on a melt freeze crust.