Observation: Girdwood

Location: Girdwood Valley, Raggedtop

Route & General Observations

Triggered a small soft slab avalanche in the lookers left bowl of Raggedtop today. Avalanche was triggered
at my feet and propagated below where i skied into it. Crown was one and a half to two feet deep, width
of 50 to 75 ft, certainly big enough to bury a person.

The slab seemed to be just the snow from the most recent storm cycle, plus some potential wind loading.
Slope angle was approximately 35 to 40 degrees, with a NE aspect at about 3800ft. My partner and I skied
the bed surface down through the track and debris pile which were all relatively soft snow.