Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Marmot (Vice Presidents)

Route & General Observations

Two slab avalanches (D1.5/2) seen from top of Skeetawk Lift on 03/04. A few small cornice falls seen from top of Skeetawk Lift on 03/03.

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Forecaster Comments

This is the same avalanche as reported here:
It appears to be one large slab connected at the bottom and out of sight from afar.
It was remotely triggered from ski tracks up on the ridge.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South Southwest
Elevation 3200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

One large connected slab avalanche (D1.5/2) on SSW wall of Gully 2 on SE Face of Marmot (Vice Presidents). This is the same avalanche as reported by David Levin in the obs.

A few small cornice falls seen from top of Skeetawk Lift on 03/03. On a knoll below the N shoulder on Frostbite on a E aspect at about 2400’ a small (D1) cornice fall. Cornice fall (D1) on 3rd gully south of the the should on Frostbite Ridge.

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

Recent avalanches D1

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Skeetawk Top of Lift Manual Weather Site at 1735ft, observation taken at 10:13am
Temp 8F, overnight low 4F,
Clear Skies,
4mph N winds,
no precip or new snow in the last 24hrs

Snow surface

Decomposing and Fragmented precipitation particles

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