Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: below telemint

Route & General Observations

Large remotely triggered avalanche by a snowmachiner from below the slope and quite a distance away. Triggered around 4pm. Prior to this, only a few recent natural releases… nothing big observed.

Video attached below.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect East
Elevation 3800ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Large remotely triggered avalanche from below by a snowmachiner. Triggered from a distance. Large powder cloud.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Saw a few south facing aspects around 3300-3800 ft with small recent avys.... nothing i would consider medium or big prior to avalanche.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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3-5 feet of fresh lighter right side up snow.

Snow surface

slightly settled powder


cut test slopes at various elevations / aspects, nothing reacted.

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