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Observations

Region: Anchorage Front Range
Location: Ski Jumps
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Route & General Observations

Cargo nets are placed on the landing hill in order to hold snow for the winter. This being the first year with nets on the 65 meter ski jump has led to adjustments for next year. No one was injured in this slide.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type UnknownAspect Northwest
Elevation 500ftSlope Angle 36degCrown Depth2ft
Width 25ftLength 50ft  

Observer Comments

Plastic material is installed on ski jumps for summer use. This makes for a perfect avalanche bed surface.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?NoCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Observer Comments

A large crack was observed on landing hill yesterday around 5PM. Slide is believed to of happened shortly after that.

Weather

Weather

Rising temperatures and rain.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Machine packed snow.

Photos & Video

Photos



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