Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Widowmaker

Route & General Observations

Snowmachined into main bowl.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect SouthwestElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth5ft
Width 1000ftVertical Run 500ft
Avalanche Details

One skier and one rider were traveling down the the edge of the ridge of Widowmaker. Before they could ski down the face, at the edge of the roll, they reported that the wind slab spiderwebed under their feet but were able to hold on the the bed surface as the entire slope of Widowmaker propagated below them. They were approximately the 5th and 6th people to ski the face. Crown was as much as chin high at points.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

wind slab that propagated storm snow/soft slab