Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: The Ramp

Route & General Observations

Skied a couple north facing coolies on the Ramp. Widespread, large, and loud point releases on anything that the sun touched. Fast and high volume sloughing. One line slid with the first skier. Slab broke at skier’s feet about 300 vertical feet into line, went basically wall to wall (~50 ft), ran 750 vertical feet, 12-18 inches deep, firm bed surface, confined to recent storm snow.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NorthElevation 4600ft
Slope Angle 40degCrown Depth 15in
Width 50ftVertical Run 700ft