Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Sunny side, Gods Country

Route & General Observations

A Snowmobile Triggered avalanche, no burial, rider throttled out of sidehill.

Contact, Location & General Observations
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Forecaster Comments

A big thanks to Chad for writing in about this sled triggered avalanche occurring in the area he was riding. It sounds like the slope was not very steep. This location called "God's Country" can receive a lot more snow than other areas.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type0Aspect Southeast
Elevation 2200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 24inWidth 300ft
Vertical Run 300ft  
Avalanche Details

Debris pile was on a little ledge around 8-10 feet.

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

A few glide cracks in the area.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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2-3 feet fresh snow on wind affected surface

Snow surface

New snow

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