Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Main bowl/juniors

Route & General Observations

Observed several wind pockets that released near ridge lines in the Turnagain motorized area. Picture one is on the knob that divides Main bowl from Juniors bowl; trigger unknown but likely remotely triggered or natural. Picture two is a west/northwest aspect of widow maker, likely snow machine triggered but unknown. The last picture is of the same west/northwest aspect of the widow maker/juniors bowl knob but after we rode to the ridge and skied down to lookers right of the photo. We all felt a collapse on the ridge and I believe that we remotely triggered that small pocket that was not seen when we took the first photo 20 minutes earlier.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect West Northwest
Elevation 2500ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

Wind slab

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