Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatch Peak

Route & General Observations

Standard route up Hatch Peak for a few laps. Scoped out the lake run but decided not to drop in due to poor visibility.

Avalanche Details
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Avalanche Details

Recent glide release on South face of Skyscraper. 

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast skies, deteriorating visibility as day went on. Moderate S-SEwinds actively transporting snow. Light snow starting around 12pm. Rain/snow line estimated at 2100ft at 1pm.

Snow surface

Variable snow surface, as dictated by wind exposure, from fields and pockets of powder to icy crusts. Ski pole probing gave the impression of a right side up snowpack.


 A handpit (4600’, SE aspect) test showed good bonding between recent snow and previous surface (sun crust).

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