Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Upper Willow Creek

Route & General Observations

Sledding in Upper Willow Creek.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect West
Elevation 4100ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown Depth4ftWidth 150ft
Vertical Run 150ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Snowmachine side hilling on lower part of slope. The slope above and to the side of him fractured as he was descending. The sledder was able to accelerate out of the way of the avalanche.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Significant new snow and some indication of wind transport, loading.

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