Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Below Eldorado Bowl

Route & General Observations

AAS Level 2 Class. Widespread shooting cracks observed, numerous natural avalanches observed on slopes greater than 35 degrees.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Moderate south wind, heavy snowfall.

Snow surface

New snow, slightly wind affected.


Soft, storm slabs on weak layer observed widespread.

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