Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Cornbiscuit

Route & General Observations

Standard ridge line uptrack. Had skied run in PMS previous lap and moved over to CB to ski a north chute.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northwest
Elevation 2700ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 10inWidth 30ft
Vertical Run 300ft  
Avalanche Details

While skinning along the north edge of the ridge, an 8-10"x30' slab was remote triggered down the north side of the mountain, unbeknownst to group. One member recalled hearing a sharp crack near the trigger point, but strong steady winds made hearing very difficult. Slide was not observed until group was well up the ridge and could see the debris in the valley. Debris, though, shallow, ran most the way to the valley floor.

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Observer Comments

No red flags

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Broken clouds, steady and strong winds