Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Marmot

Route & General Observations

Drove up for a sunset ski with the dog on microdot. From Fishhook parking lot these two avalanches were in view.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Southwest
Elevation 4000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Two recent avalanches were observed. In mine parking lot, met fellow skier who described remote triggering the lower avalanche (along skin track of south descending ridge of Marmot) from approximately 30 meters away. Same skier reported seeing a skier trigger the larger avalanche on Marmot ridge proper. No other details were given.

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

recent avalanches and wind event

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear skies
14:00 calm to light breeze, E, 8F @ 4500ft

Snow surface

Low density, new snow about 2-4 inches.


known PWL of facets over MF crust

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