Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tin Can

Route & General Observations

We noticed a a recent avalanche that appeared to fail on the old snow/new snow interface sometime during the storm yesterday or last night. Debris and crown appeared to have a couple fresh inches on top of it.

We also noticed a track that triggered a small wind slab on our ski down at 2,200′ on a NW aspect. We then intentionally triggered a similar slope with a ski cut shortly after.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West
Elevation 2600ftSlope Angle 39deg
Crown Depth 7inWidth 300ft
Vertical Run 175ft  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny, light wind, warm around 32°

Snow surface

Powder, becoming heavier during the day.

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