Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan trees

Route & General Observations

Skied from tree line today on Tincan, small rollers on tree runs were sliding and traveling long distances on very low angle terrain, I was surprised to see how far these small slides went.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 8in
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

There were soft slabs 6-10" thick. Triggered with ski cuts. These ran a long distance and traveled on very low angle slopes.

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

No whooping or cracking.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

heavy deep wet snow