Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Snowbird Glacier

Route & General Observations

Snowbird Glacier on October 28-29. The new snow fell on top of surface hoar and weak snow and also formed a wind slab with a hollow layer underneath.

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?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent slab avalanches from the last storm on both the glacier and unglaciated slopes failing on top of buried surface hoar. Widespread weak layer beneath the windslab.