Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: North Face, Warmup Bowl, Turnagain Pass

Avalanche Details
If this is an avalanche observation, click yes below and fill in the form as best as you can. If people were involved, please provide details.
Trigger SnowboarderRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect North Northeast
Elevation 2800ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown Depth 24inWidth 60ft
Vertical Run 350ft  
Avalanche Details

Avalanche triggered on second run along the eastern shallow edge of the crown. First run travelled over the thickest crown section without releasing.

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

Small slab release identified earlier in the day to skiers left of the main release.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

No new snow, no wind, clear, around 32F, release area shaded

Snow surface

settled powder

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.