Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain motorized, powerline trail

Route & General Observations

Remote triggered storm slabs.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
Elevation 800ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 80ft
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Remote triggered storm slabs, was riding in a meadow above the power line trail on the motorized side of turnagain. I was riding near the base turned out and remote triggered a slab on both sides of where I turned around about 200 and 150 ft to either side of my turn and a long ways above me. I was notified by my riding partners via my BCA radio and was able to get out of harms way before it got to me. We all have formal training and know better. Unfortunately vis was too bad to get pics or a good visual on the starting zone.

Being a long time turnagain rider, I haven’t seen avalanche activity on that slope or area often.

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

We noticed snow density variations due to wind near the remote trigger area, was the only avalanche we observed. Some whumping in the trees.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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3-5 feet of fresh snow, overcast and snowing

Snow surface

Wind blown on top powdery underneath


No pit was dug