Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Avalanche seen on the west aspect of lower Sunburst, below skin track.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect WestElevation 2000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 24in
Width 150ftVertical Run 100ft
Avalanche Details

Forecaster notes from groups in the area: The avalanche was triggered while veering off the common skin track to do a stability test en-route to Sunburst ridge. Slab was around 140 ft wide, 100 feet long and 1-2' thick. It was on a lower West aspect on Sunburst around 2,000' in elevation. Weak layer was described as a 'hard faceted layer'. No one was caught.

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