Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan SW Face

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Route & General Observations

We toured up from the Center Ridge lot and descended from the Tincan Common uptrack at around 2800 feet. Surface conditions were excellent, about 6″ of low density snow.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect SouthwestElevation 2300ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 12in
Width 25ftVertical Run 60ft
Avalanche Details

I triggered a small slide on a small convex rollover. The bed surface was around 30' long and it slid another 30' or so. I didn't notice it happen as I was skiing. My partner trigger a similar slide a few hundred feet lower that was 10'x10' and slid another 15'. Both looked to be about a foot thick.

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

Next two the larger of the two slides we triggered there was another filled in slide.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Bluebird and calm winds

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