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Skiing, snowboarding, snowmachining, hiking, walking, and all other methods of travel or recreation on snow are dangerous and a potential hazard to personal safety. Each person who ventures onto snow is responsible for his or her own safety. Many snow travelers find that education, information, and experience can increase their safety when they are on snow. The public observations reported on this site may appear to offer information about the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, but it is critical to remember that such observations are not evaluated or edited for accuracy and represent the subjective experience of the author.

Individuals may have widely differing perceptions, for a given location, date, and time, of the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, of avalanche hazards, and of skiing or snowboarding conditions. The hazards and conditions reported in an observation can change rapidly. In addition, individuals can differ greatly in both their perception of objective hazards and their acceptance of the risk to personal safety of these hazards.

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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1296259200January 29, 2011 12:00Turnagain - HomecomingAvalanche was triggered near alders on a convexity showing upper 30 degrees for steepness. The skier who triggered it slid approximately 20ft before regaining traction on the bed surface. The depth …
1295654400January 22, 2011 12:00Turnagain - TincanSlope had numerous tracks from before latest storm. No signs of instability in area. Wind transport and slab formation on ridgetop at 3400 ft. No indications of transport at 2700 feet elevation a …
1295136000January 16, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Tincan
1295049600January 15, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Center RidgeWow. This stuff is widespread below 1500 feet elevation.
1294358400January 7, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Widowmaker Peak
1294272000January 6, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Main Bowl, Seattle ridge
1294272000January 6, 2011 12:00Turnagain - Seattle ridge, Warmup Bowl3000 feet elevation. West and North facing slope. Skier triggered. 2-6 feet deep.
1292371200December 15, 2010 12:00Turnagain - EddiesTake note of the large temperature gradient and low density facets under the crust. -KW
1292025600December 11, 2010 12:00Turnagain - South Aspect Superbowl PeakNew glide cracks are appearing in Turnagain Pass mostly on south aspects.
1290902400November 28, 2010 12:00Turnagain - n/aGreat aerial photo of glide cracks in Turnagain Pass.
1269561600March 26, 2010 12:00Turnagain - SunburstThis skier-triggered avalanche happened Friday 3/26 on the north side of Sunburst near the top of Elevator Shaft. The skier triggered it on his third jump turn from the top. It broke 2-3 feet dee …
1269043200March 20, 2010 12:00Turnagain - Eddies
1268438400March 13, 2010 12:00Turnagain - Tincan ProperLarge skier-triggered sluffs covering up part of the skin track on the lower reaches of Tincan Proper.
1268352000March 12, 2010 12:00Turnagain - CornbiscuitSkier-triggered while skinning near ridge on south aspect of Cornbiscuit. 300-500 ft wide, 1-6 ft deep, ran full slope and 100 ft up the north side of Lipps. Slope had already been skied 10 times. B …
1268352000March 12, 2010 12:00Turnagain - South Aspect CornbiscuitLooking down on human triggered Cornbiscuit avalanche from 03-11-10. The debris actually went 100 ft up Lips on the other side of the valley.
1264809600January 30, 2010 12:00Turnagain - CornbiscuitThis skier-triggered avalanche happened on Friday, January 29 on a southwest aspect of Cornbiscuit. It failed on either a buried layer of surface hoar or recently wind-drifted new snow from the pr …
1260403200December 10, 2009 12:00Turnagain - Lips SW Aspect
1260057600December 6, 2009 12:00Turnagain - TincanThis photo was taken back a ways on Center Ridge looking up at Tincan. The avalanche probably happened during the 12/1 storm or possibly during the high winds on 12/5.
1259884800December 4, 2009 12:00Turnagain - Sunburst
1238889600April 5, 2009 12:00Turnagain - CornbiscuitThis natural avalanche on the north and west aspects of Cornbiscuit happened on Friday, April 3. It slid on the January rain crust.
1237593600March 21, 2009 12:00Turnagain - Cornbiscuit South AspectThis small avalanche (potentially skier triggered within the past few days) was observed while skinning up Bertha Creek. Starting elevation ~3200', ~30-40' wide, slid ~600' nearly to the valley. T …
1237507200March 20, 2009 12:00Turnagain - Magnum West Aspect 1800'
1236556800March 9, 2009 12:00Turnagain - Pete's SouthThis human-triggered crack on top of the January Hurricane rain crust suggests that this weak layer continues to show signs of instability.
1235865600March 1, 2009 12:00Turnagain - Pete's North (W Aspect)
1235865600March 1, 2009 12:00Turnagain - Pete's North
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