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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Trees (NW aspect)

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Started on regular skin track to 2580, on treeline and dropped to NW tree runs. Skinning up towards the Snow Plot, I observed a small soft slab triggered by a rider, it went to little gullies.
On another lap, we got another soft slab that got triggered on a steep rollover, the stuff ran for a little bit, without a big run. A shooting Crack ran from where I was taking a picture of it.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NorthwestElevation 2000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Skier triggered, didn't went to measure it. Soft slab with sluff running slow and short.

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

Loading new snow, a few steepisodes and small rollovers sliding while skiing on them.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Light snow. Light wind with stronger gusts at 2500. Wind from North.

Snow surface

Foot penetration up to knee, with pockets of deeper soft snow. I'm guessing like 30 cms of new soft snow. Dry and soft flakes falling

Snowpack

No snow pit nor tests.

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