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Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Hiland Rd

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NortheastElevation 3000ft
Slope Angle 38degCrown Depth 24in
Width 150ftVertical Run 300ft
Avalanche Details

Observed a skier-triggered slide above Hiland Road today. Skiers triggered the slide from approx 50 yards away and were not involved.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Clear and calm

Snow surface



Lousy. Very weak and unstable snowpack here on Hiland.