Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Below hunter pass

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Route & General Observations

Moderate wind increasing to strong.
No propagation observed above treeline.
Poor snowpack structure for the short term.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NortheastElevation 2500ft
Slope Angle 35degCrown Depth 6in
Width 30ftVertical Run 30ft
Avalanche Details

Tender conditions below tree line.
The wind probably didn’t knock down the facets before shallow wind slabs started forming. Only one test slope had enough slope angle to slide a very short distance. Propagation and spider webbing on low angle slopes was impressive. Variable, often upside down snow and quite a few drifts hard enough to stop me in my tracks made for less than ideal turning conditions.

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