Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Magnum / Cornbiscuit

Route & General Observations

Toured up standard Magnum skintrack from the Magnum/Cornbiscuit lot. Scattered clouds in the late morning / midday, then rapidly shifted to high overcast and the visibility became quite poor for our ski out.

Notable features were glide cracks and avalanches. I think most of these have been previously reported, but here are a bunch of photos anyways. Anecdotally it seems like the cracks are starting to open up on more westerly aspects of the non-moto side of Turnagain Pass, compared to the last several weeks where it seemed like they were mostly on South / Southwesterly aspects. Photos of Cornbiscuit and Magnum from our ski, as well as photos of Tincan Trees and Eddie’s from the road.

Of particular concern was a fresh looking glide crack immediately adjacent to the main skintrack up Magnum that we couldn’t see until we were right on top of it. 60.75466, -149.20853

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type GlideAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Several glide avalanches and cracks on various slopes throughout the Turnagain Pass non-moto side, see photos & captions.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Glide avalanches and opening glide cracks.

Photos & Video
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