Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tin Can Common

Route & General Observations

Common uptrack. Rode the ridge back down (not that fun in this deep of snow!) and a couple laps in the trees.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Unknown
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Many natural avalanches in the alpine at tin can today. Two natural slabs under CFR, lots of cornice activity/stuffing in hippy bowl and Todd’s ripped all the way around with crowns about 20 feet from the ridge and a very large debris pile at the bottom of the bowl.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny in the alpine with skies clearing at the end of the day.

Snow surface

More snow than reported 12”+ across all elevations. Enough that it was difficult to ride any of the lower angle terrain.

More southerly aspects were getting baked, and developed a crust.


ECTN15 about 60 cm down. Dug on top of the rollover entering the steeper sections of common bowl.

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