Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Upper willow road

Route & General Observations

Snowmachined over summit road to upper willow road 1/16 & 1/17. Road all aspects 1/16 on terrain 30 degrees and under with little to no reaction. N facing terrain 40 degrees and steeper had knee to boot deep cold smoke that sluffed on a ice crust 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick on facets.

Snowmachine triggered an avalanche on the decent after ascending 1000 ft.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect South
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown Depth 24inWidth 40ft
Vertical Run 500ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Snowmachine triggered avi on decent after ascending 1000 ft

Also several small north facing cornices propagated easily with a small ski cut approximately 10ft wide decending 100-300ft new snow loose dry on ice crust

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