Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: 4068' North and Wimpys NE

Route & General Observations

    NE Wimp Bowl 3/19 SS-AS-R1D1-I

    SS-ASu-R2D2-I 3/19


    SS-ASu-R2D2-I 4068' N 3/19


  2. Skied off North side of 4068, adjacent to mid storm slide, triggered new slab, second turn, heard shear of NSF, forty five off of moving slab, came to stop on bed surface, debris ran down gully to flats. Climbed out on bed surface. 2. Skied Wimp Bowl, crossing gully bottom of Wimp Bowl, triggered another slab, NE facing side of gully, again heard shear of Facet layer and shot off slab up other side of gully. See pictures in separate email.
Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northeast
Elevation 4000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 16inWidth 150ft
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

Buried NSF on firm smooth bed surface with 4 to 16 inches of new low density snow.

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

Adjacent slab ran to flats.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny, 20s, no wind

Snow surface



New snow 4-12 inches on old variable snow

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