Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Trees

Route & General Observations

Skied standard Tincan uptrack to snow profile sta at 2290 ft

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Wet Loose Snow
Aspect NorthwestElevation 1600ft
Slope Angle 33degCrown Depth 6in
Width 10ftVertical Run 100ft
Avalanche Details

Two skiers triggered two wet loose snow avalanches while skiing down Convex (White Smoke) Hill on NW aspect of Tincan trees. Subjects skied diagonally out of moving debris. No one caught.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

roller balls on adjacent slopes. Inactive? glide cracks in vicinity. See attached pic.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mostly cloudy with no wind.

Snow surface

unsupportable saturated snow surface from parking lot to 2290 ft.


Isothermal snowpack consisting of water saturated snow made for difficult descent on skis.

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