Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst treeline

Route & General Observations

Visibility diminished during the afternoon.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

New wind effected snow was cracking under our skis.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Moderate-strong East wind transporting 5-10cm new snow from noon to 4pm. -1C air temp.

Snow surface

Soft wind slab forming, beginning to bond to crust.


Crumbly faceted wet grains under first crust failed in some tests.