Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Peak 3

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Route & General Observations

Standard Peak 3 ski run.

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Forecaster Comments

If you recreate in the Front Range please be sure to check the weather. Recent winds and temps for Peak 3 can be found here: http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/obs.php?stnid=GAHA2&phours=24,

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type0
Aspect WestElevation 3700ft
Slope Angle 35degCrown Depth 24in
Width 150ftVertical Run 300ft
Avalanche Details

"I was skiing just under the big rock crop on the lookers left of the pics and made a few hard turned and it all started moving. I was able to just stop to my right and stop on the cliff ridge and watch it all go by. It's didn't go very far but it was a lot of snow.

The depth was 18-24 inches at the thickest and basically ran the entire west face of the peak there in the pic. It was about 40-50 meters wide at the top and slid down 100 meters. It slid into an area with almost no snowpack and stopped. Was 3 maybe 5 feet deep at the thickest of the debris field, for the most part it was all spread out over windblown ice and tundra when it stopped and didn't travel down into the narrow gully at the bottom."

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

31 degree; wind gusts to 47mph.

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