Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect West SouthwestElevation 3600ft
Slope Angle 32degCrown Depth 24in
Width 20ftVertical Run 200ft
Avalanche Details

The trailbreaker had some shooting cracks putting the trail in on the last bump of the sunburst ridge. The first skier triggered a slide about 2 feet deep. A slow moving slide that did not go far, but could have bigger consequences on a bigger slope. Soft bed surface with surface hoar laying on it.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes