Support the forecast! Support the forecast!

Give to Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Info Center.

Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Proper

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

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

Avalanche Details
If this is an avalanche observation, click yes below and fill in the form as best as you can. If people were involved, please provide details.
Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect SouthElevation 3700ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 24in
Width 25ftVertical 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
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.
Weather

Mostly sunny. No to light wind. Moderate temps.

Snow surface

Stellar. Unconsolidated.

Snowpack

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.

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.