Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: S face of the ramp

Route & General Observations

Glen alps TH to the ramp.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect South Southwest
Elevation 3500ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown DepthunknownWidth 20ft
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Numerous D1 loose wet releasing from s facing cliffs on false peak in the afternoon.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly calm. Sunny. T shirt touring weather in the sun. High teens in the shade.

Snow surface

25 cm new snow around 4000'. No wind slabs. Thin sun crusts on steep solar aspects. Last storm fell on hard wind and sun crusts.


Moderate bonding of new snow to old snow. HS 50 cm at our pit at 4000' on S face of the ramp. Variable snow depth. Numerous crust/facet combos present.

ECTP13 20 cm down at new/old snow interface. Q1 clean shear.

ECTP16 35 cm down on facet/crust interface. Q2. Propogated halfway at 16 and full propogation at 17.

We rode the ramp at halfway point. Another group rode safely from the summit.

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