Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Upper Winner Creek

Route & General Observations

A very large avalanche was triggered in the upper Winner Creek by a skier, remotely. This area is just northeast of Girdwood. The avalanche released after five skiers had successfully skied the slope earlier in the day. No one was caught. Avalanche occurred in the warm afternoon. We are very glad to hear everyone is ok and a big thank you to CPG for passing along this information.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Northwest
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth4ftWidthunknown
Vertical Run 1000ft  
Avalanche Details

This avalanche was on a NW facing slope around 3000' in elevation. The slab was around 4' deep and it ran around 1000'. The crown broke around 6-10' downhill of the skier (remotely). No one caught or carried.

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