Observation: Turnagain

Location: Magnum

Route & General Observations

up southwest ridge of Magnum to observe HS for FIDAR. poor ski quality, pockets of low density snow.

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)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Loose D1 slides on chutes of north face of corn biscuit

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Light winds, high of 2 celsius. partly cloudy.

Snow surface

2cm of new snow, Significant warming of snow surface from solar radiation.


2450' south west aspect, 30 degree slope. ski pen 5cm boot pen 30cm. HS 65cm. Poor structure, high strength no propagation. no results on any tests. layer of concern was 2mm facets somewhere in the melt freeze curst sandwich.