Observation: Turnagain

Location: Cornbiscut West face midslope

Route & General Observations

Higher winds and a shooting crack up to 30 feet long turned us around higher on the ridge. We skied
downslope stopping above steeper convexities. Ski cutting a convexity lower on the hill I popped out a 40 foot wide and up to a foot deep windslab which broke slightly above me and ran several hundred feet entraining some older snow. I skied off the slab onto lower angle snow to skiers left. I misjudged the steepness of the slope in the poor vis and could’ve aimed my ski cut better to clip less of the slab.

It is very easy to misjudge the steepness of rollovers. Just as the above observer did, always have an escape route planned when performing any ski/slope cutting.