Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

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Route & General Observations

APU Snow Science 1 toured up Sunburst to learn about the right timing to ski corn.

Avalanche Details
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Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Several recent wet loose and wet slab avalanches in the region, but we did not witness any in motion during our day. We were back in the car by 3pm.
Also several glide releases as well as drooping brown frowns ready to release at an opportune time.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Clear sunny spring day.
Very light wind above treeline.
No new precipitation.

Snow surface

At the start of the tour(11:30am) good supportable crust.
Surface snow started softening up on WSW aspect early afternoon.
2-4 cm corn on SW aspect on our ski down at 2pm.
Ski quality high.

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