Support the forecast! Support the forecast!

Give to Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Info Center.

Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Orca Mtn

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Natural avalanche on Orca, west facing. Released overnight on 3/21. Large wet slab that took the entire starting zone and ran full path.

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 NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Slab
Aspect WestElevation 2400ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
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
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.