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Individuals may have widely differing perceptions, for a given location, date, and time, of the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, of avalanche hazards, and of skiing or snowboarding conditions. The hazards and conditions reported in an observation can change rapidly. In addition, individuals can differ greatly in both their perception of objective hazards and their acceptance of the risk to personal safety of these hazards.

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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1270252800April 3, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - MagnumNorth aspect 2400 feet.
1270252800April 3, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Seattle Ridge Up-TrackThis glide crack avalanched right at 2pm just above the snowmachine up-track to Seattle Ridge. It was approx. 100 feet wide while the debris ran 500 feet and stopped just shy of the up- track. Ano …
1270166400April 2, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Pete's SouthRecent natural avalanche on a north aspect of Pete's South.
1270166400April 2, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Tincan ProperThis natural avalanche on Tincan Proper most likely happened early Thursday 4/1 at the tail end of the storm.
1270166400April 2, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - SunburstThis natural avalanche on the southwest face of Sunburst most likely happened early Thursday 4/1 at the tail end of the storm.
1270166400April 2, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - MagnumThis natural avalanche on the southwest face of Magnum most likely happened early Thursday 4/1 at the tail end of the storm.
1270080000April 1, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Turnagain Pass
1270080000April 1, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - TenderfootWe were getting breaks on the crusts from February and January in this pit. No sun-affected snow yet, but this could change in the next few weeks.
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Big Chief
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Portage Valley (Williwaw Peak)
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Cornbiscuit
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Warm Up Bowl
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Pyramid
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Seattle Creek
1269907200March 30, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Goat Mountain-Girdwood ValleyThis large glide crack avalanche happened sometime between 3pm and 4pm on March 30.
1269820800March 29, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - SunnysideThis natural slab avalanche happened around 1 to 1:30pm on March 29 on a southeast aspect of Sunnyside at 3000 feet. It was approximately 150 feet wide, and the debris ran 1500 feet. The temperat …
1269734400March 28, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - TincanMatt intentionally triggered an avalanche on a 40 degree test slope at 2000 feet on a west aspect of Tincan. It fractured 30 to 40 feet wide, broke 2 to 2.5 feet deep, and ran 150 feet on the melt …
1269561600March 26, 2010 12:00Turnagain - SunburstThis skier-triggered avalanche happened Friday 3/26 on the north side of Sunburst near the top of Elevator Shaft. The skier triggered it on his third jump turn from the top. It broke 2-3 feet dee …
1269475200March 25, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Taylor PassThis skier-triggered avalanche happened around 2:30pm on Thursday March 25. It was triggered on a windloaded north aspect around 3400 feet while skinning near Taylor Pass between Magnum and Sunbur …
1269302400March 23, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - CornbiscuitWell, this was the scariest snowpit I have dug this year. North aspect of Cornbiscuit at 3200 feet at the top of one of the chutes. 5 cm of well-developed sugary facets 1-2 feet deep sitting on t …
1269129600March 21, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Sunburst
1269129600March 21, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - TincanThis glide crack on the south face of Tincan released Friday 3/19 or Saturday 3/20.
1269043200March 20, 2010 12:00Turnagain - Eddies
1269043200March 20, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Big League-Girdwood ValleyThese natural slab avalanches on a west aspect of Big League around 3000 feet happened sometime Friday March 19 after 12 inches of new snow.
1269043200March 20, 2010 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Pete's NorthThis natural slab avalanche on a west aspect of Pete's North at 2000 feet happened sometime on Saturday, March 20.
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