Avalanche: Hatcher Pass


Route & General Observations

A snowboarder rode the slope 3 times and a sledder high marked it before the slope broke from a sledder hitting a drop and triggering the slide.

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Forecaster Comments

From pictures and discussion with observer, the depth of crown likely varies from 2-4 feet deep.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect North Northeast
ElevationunknownSlope Angle 38deg
Crown Depth3ftWidth 200ft
Vertical Run 400ft  
Avalanche Details

Snowmachiner Aired, upon landing he triggered the top slab to break. Then that stepped down and it broke down to the ground. Moderate amount of energy.

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

Point realeases on sun exposed aspects.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface




Photos & Video
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