Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Ski Jumps

Route & General Observations

Cargo nets are placed on the landing hill in order to hold snow for the winter. This being the first year with nets on the 65 meter ski jump has led to adjustments for next year. No one was injured in this slide.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Northwest
Elevation 500ftSlope Angle 36deg
Crown Depth2ftWidth 25ft
Vertical Run 50ft  
Avalanche Details

Plastic material is installed on ski jumps for summer use. This makes for a perfect avalanche bed surface.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

A large crack was observed on landing hill yesterday around 5PM. Slide is believed to of happened shortly after that.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Rising temperatures and rain.

Snow surface

Machine packed snow.

Photos & Video
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