Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: 1000 Dollar Run, Hatch Peak

Route & General Observations

Toured the road to 1000 dollar. Avalanche triggered by a party on the north face of Hatch Peak. Remotely triggered by the buried skier or his partner in another party. Crown likely 2-3ft, 200ft across. Buried skier had arm exposed, partner uncovered him uninjured.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect North
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth2ftWidth 175ft
Vertical Run 200ft  
Avalanche Details

Remotely triggered avalanche with a burial with arm exposed.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

some moderate whumping, W face of marmot slid around the same time as this slide, also remotely triggered. Additional remote trigger occurred on marmot about 15-30 minutes after the slide on hatch while someone rode the east face. Multiple loose slides on all aspects.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear, winds to 15 from the west died as the afternoon progressed, at the time of slide winds calm.

Snow surface

New snow

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