Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Widowmaker

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 20inWidth 150ft
Vertical Run 400ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details

3rd skier triggered the slope. This was on a slightly different aspect and angle from the first two skiers. Caught, carried, not buried. Airbag deployed.
First two skiers triggered small point releases on their runs with very minimal propagation.

Events of the day

To comfortable with a slope that the group has skied many time this year, including two days ago. No obvious red flags. Ski cut and cornice cut did not effect the slope. The avalanche released on a slightly steeper, more wind loaded aspect.

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