Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Harp Region

Route & General Observations

Cold and calm. Excellent surfaces conditions with 6-12 inch of fresh unfortunately sitting on top of touchy wind slabs. Lots of localized collapses throughout the tour. No shooting cracks observed. Remotely triggered small slab. Didn’t propagate far but ran out vertically a good ways.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect West
Elevation 4400ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown Depth 12inWidth 15ft
Vertical Run 800ft  
Avalanche Details

Remotely triggered on a west facing rollover, approximately 35 -40 deg, just at the base of exposed rock. 15 feet wide, ran an estimated 800ft. Weak layer was a 4inch wind slab sitting on top of facets buried 8 inches below fresh unconsolidated snow. Ran across a prior ski and skin track set which looked 1-2 days old. Safely descended the ridge down.

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