Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Summit lake/ Willow side of Hatcher Pass

Route & General Observations

Side hilling on the snow machines and triggered an avy that was probably about 65 yards wide and about 6 to 7 feet deep

The snow blocks were very large.


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Forecaster Comments

1st rider triggered persistent slab while side hilling. It broke approx 100 ft above him. Rider #2 was below and was able to ride off the debris and get out of the way. 1st person got off of the slab to the side . No one was caught or carried.

FYI, in general the height of snow on the Willow side is 80 cm = <3 ft and Hatcher Pass side ranges from 80-150cm = 3 to 5 feet
More info to come.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

saw one other new avalanche today

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