Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Notch Mountain

Route & General Observations

CPG Cat Zone Tour. Variable snow quality with wind effect up high and dust crust down low. Some fun turns to be had. Touchy wind slab on NSF and BSH?

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect WestElevation 1800ft
Slope Angle 38degCrown Depth 12in
Width 150ftVertical Run 200ft
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Ski cut on wind loaded feature produced avalanche.

Events of the day

Underestimated how low wind slab formed on nsf and bsh. We also triggered another very small but deeper avalanche on a North aspect same elevation.

Rescue events

No rescue needed.

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