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Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Ram Valley

Route & General Observations

Widespread rumbling collapses, shooting cracks, and wind transport. Natural and skier triggered windslab avalanches on moraine convexities. These terrain features were relatively small, slides were 1-2 feet deep, and 50 – 250 feet wide. I assume they would have been larger in bigger terrain. A picture of one of these skier triggered slides is attached. Ongoing natural loose snow avalanches running full length in couloirs. Sand-dunes made of wind transported pebbles and crowberries.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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windy, snowing

Photos & Video
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