Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Southside Cornbiscuit - Avalanche

Route & General Observations

Southside up to 3,200 ‘

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect South
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angle 30deg
Crown Depth 24inWidth 150ft
Vertical Run 1500ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried? 1
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details

We went up cornbiscuit from the front side. When going down on the south side my friend after 2-3 turns triggered a fairly large slab which dragged him down, he activated his airbag and got out okish, lost a ski, elbow hurt and we got lucky. When on the top I saw it happen and wanted to go after him ~ 30 sec later I triggered a second one left of me. it did not catch me.

Events of the day

We decided to ski down a other route than going up.

Rescue events

Not needed

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

We did not hear any or see anything during the day, we did go down another route than going up.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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blue skies

Snow surface

fresh snow


looked good

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