Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Cornbiscuit

Route & General Observations

We headed up cornbisket and after observing the avalanches decided to ski our skin track back out. All avalanches were small and involved the old/new snow layer.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South Southwest
Elevation 3500ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 8inWidth 175ft
Vertical Run 1500ft  
Avalanche Details

We triggered two remote softslab avalanches on the south/southwest aspect from the ridge line on the new/old snow interface. We also triggered a windslab from a cornice kick in the 2nd coulouir walking up the ridge on cornbisket which was about a foot deep, and then we triggered another avalanche skiing down which was a storm slab on the west aspect. Avalanches were very sensitive and easy to trigger.

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

Sloughing on many aspects while driving in.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Calm, sunny, about 34 degrees

Snow surface

New snow about ~12 inches deep on melt-freeze layer.

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