Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Eddies

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack. Thanks for breaking trail!

Parking at Center Ridge and Sunburst was unplowed and parking was minimal at the Moto lot.


Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect Northwest
Elevation 1900ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown Depth6ftWidth 1000ft
Vertical Run 450ft  
Avalanche Details

We Investigated the upper flank of this avalanche and suspected it was naturally triggered during the storm cycle 2/19 or 2/20. It was in a wind loaded area with 6-8" of snow drifted onto the bed surface and surrounding terrain.
Flank measured 155cm
The weak layer and bed surface was Fist hardness 1-2mm facets from the January cold spell. The interface hardness above the weak layer was P.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Temperatures in the teens to low 20's °F
Calm winds
Valled fog above ~1200'

Snow surface

Consolidating powder - good ski quality

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