Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Common

Route & General Observations

Brian and Rebecca, APU Snow Science 1. Standard up track to ridge above tree-line. Skied down following up track.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Rollerballs and very small push-a'lanche initiated during ski down.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Intermittent very light flurries no accumulation. Mostly cloudy changing into partially sunny in the afternoon. Light NE wind above tree-line. Temps were in the mid to upper 30's.

Snow surface

18-40cm of new moist snow on supportable old snow. Skied down at about 3, mid elevation was grabby cream cheese ski quality transitioning to wet corn-like conditions at lower elevation.


Dug snow pits at 2200ft on a 20 degree North facing slope. Total snow depth was 245cm including 18cm of new snow on a melt-freeze crust. Tests: ECTX.

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