Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Proper

Route & General Observations

Normal Tincan uptrack and ridgeline. We knew it might be iffy but went to check out conditions.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South
Elevation 3700ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 24inWidth 25ft
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Skier Triggered. Soft slab. 1-2.5 feet deep. Approx 30 feet at fullest width. Approx 15 feet at ski cut. Broke at ski cut, not above. Ran over cliffs and funneled into gulley. Did not come back into site. Therefore thought to not have ran very far. Slope was not skied.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly sunny. No to light wind. Moderate temps.

Snow surface

Stellar. Unconsolidated.


Hand pits showed various depths of surface hoar 1-2 feet deep. Easy to moderate results. Surface hoar ranged to approx 1”. Bed surface was soft to medium. Slight wind texture at ridge top. Snow near ridgeline thought to be slightly stiffened from last nights winds.

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