Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Toured to summit of Tincan and skied off the top and several runs on various aspects in the trees. Above treeline snowpack is vary variable with pockets of deep wind deposited snow and areas of wind slab and scouring. Above treeline pre-storm tracks are now anti-tracks in exposed areas, Also, observed new glide crack formations on the south side at about 2600′.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

There were no recent signs of instability. A few old slides that looked like they were from the Thursday 11/5 storm were partially covered in new snow, There is a glide crack forming on the Southside at about 2600'.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy to sunny in the morning turning to cloudy in the afternoon. Temps in the upper 20's to low 30's light wind from the Sin AM calm in PM.

Snow surface

Variable - powder lower in the trees to wind slab in exposed areas.


Several hand pits showed variable conditions but no signs of instability from the pits or ski cuts. Most pit were powder on top of a denser layer of snow from the last snow.