Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: South Fork Eagle River

Route & General Observations

This slide occurred 3/24/23 on the west side of South Fork of Eagle River. This slide is visible from Hiland Road and the South Fork trail.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northeast
Elevation 3300ftSlope Angle 38deg
Crown Depth 24inWidth 600ft
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

This slide occurred March 24, 2023. It’s surprising to see what people are choosing to ski on Hiland given the weak structure and unstable snowpack with ample warning signs (collapsing, recent slides, recent snow and wind loading).

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