Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: East end of Seattle Creek Headwall

Route & General Observations

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Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect NortheastElevation 3300ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 10in
Width 40ftVertical Run 200ft
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Events of the day

Much smaller avalanche but similar location to near miss report on Feb 3, 2017. Today, we were a group of 4 touring New World from snow machines. 3rd skiier descending Seattle Creek Headwall triggered small avalanche which carried skiier ~100 feet. Skiier did not get buried and was uninjured. Debris were observed to be waist deep. Group was aware of avalanche forecast, wind loading, and attempting to descend most conservative point to safe zone one at a time when avalanche occurred.