Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Little O'Malley/Ballfield

Route & General Observations

Skinned up under little O’Malley. signs of wind coming up the pass from the southeast. Surface hoar most of the way up. Some obvious wind loading along the Ridgeline and southeastern side of gulley. Pit along the Ridgeline just below ballfield at 3272 ft showed a reactive layer (CT13) 40cm down. From near the Glenn Alps trailhead, spotted a slide on south face of Rusty’s Ridge on the way back that was not there on the way out (looks to have been submitted by the group that triggered).

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Forecaster Comments

This is indeed the same avalanche submitted by the skier involved (South face of Rusty's Ridge). No skiers caught, everyone was OK.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect South
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Avalanche seen from powerline/Glen Alps. Must have occured sometimes between 1230-4pm, suspect it's the observation submitted of Rusty's Ridge south face. Skin tracks leading seen to the right leading into it.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cold and clear with sight inversion, minimal wind

Snow surface

Surface hoar

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