Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Tailings pile, granite mountain

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Route & General Observations

Flat light in parking lot. Headed up groomer and toward tailings pile below granite mountain south. Plan was to make a nice tour, access snow and ski conditions and hope for a pop and drop in a coolie.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect East SoutheastElevation 3900ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 5in
Width 40ftVertical Run 150ft
Avalanche Details

2 small avalanches triggered in shallow wind loaded pockets. Triggered at feet while skinning. Propagation was fast and took entire wind slab, spacial variability kept avalanches small and limited run out.

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