Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Gold Mint Tour

Route & General Observations

Toured up across the river from the Gold Mint Lot for some Turkey Day mellow pow.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Unknown
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown Depth 24inWidth 40ft
Vertical Run 100ft  
Avalanche Details


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

Recent loading (storm snow and wind loading). Natural persistent slab avalanches noted on Idaho peak.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Marmot Station @ 11/26/2020 1200 was reading 15F with 5-11mph South Winds

Snow surface

about 8-12 in of storm snow. skiing conditions were a mix of low density powder, wind press, wind board, and wind crusts. Ski quality B+.


see other obs. no formal stability tests were performed. HS 120cm in protected locations.

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