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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 SnowmachinerAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect North NortheastElevationunknown
Slope Angle 38degCrown Depth3ft
Width 200ftVertical 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




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