Avalanche: Other Regions

Location: ski jump hill adjacent to Hilltop Ski Area, Anchorage,

Route & General Observations

Avalanche debris observed on the ski jump hill just south of Hilltop Ski area, Anchorage.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect West
Elevation 400ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown Depth 12inWidth 40ft
Vertical Run 150ft  
Avalanche Details

Observed avalanche debris on ski jump hill just south of Hilltop ski area. Ski jumping coaches indicated that the slide occurred sometime last Saturday morning (3/23). Some thought it may have been triggered by an earthquake, but this could not be confirmed.The site experienced temps into the upper 40s with some rain on Friday and Saturday. Was not able to access site for closer examination of debris. Esimated crown depth at 1ft. Type: HSR2D2.

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Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Bluebird day, temp in the mid 40s. Winds calm.

Snow surface




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