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Observations

Region: Turnagain, scottfennell
Location: Sunny side, Gods Country
Observer:
Date:

Route & General Observations

A Snowmobile Triggered avalanche, no burial, rider throttled out of sidehill.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SnowmachinerAvalanche Type Aspect Southeast
Elevation 2200ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depth 24in
Width 300ftLength 300ft  

Observer Comments

Debris pile was on a little ledge around 8-10 feet.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

A few glide cracks in the area.

Weather

Weather

2-3 feet fresh snow on wind affected surface

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

New snow

Forecaster Comments

Forecaster Comments

A big thanks to Chad for writing in about this sled triggered avalanche occurring in the area he was riding. It sounds like the slope was not very steep. This location called "God's Country" can receive a lot more snow than other areas.

Photos & Video

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