Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Peak 3

Route & General Observations

A party of three skiers hiked up Peak 3 starting from the backside of the Flattop parking lot. Wind had strongly affected the area where new snowfall occurred 2 days prior. Shooting cracks were observed, but no whumpfing.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect West
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details

A wind slab 12 ft wide slid and carried a skier approx 15 ft before coming to a stop on the west aspect of Peak 3. Slide occurred roughly 100 ft. from summiting. Skier was able to skin back over to a rocky area and ski out.