Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Notch Mountain

Route & General Observations

CPG Cat Zone Tour. Variable snow quality with wind effect up high and dust crust down low. Some fun turns to be had. Touchy wind slab on NSF and BSH?

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West
Elevation 1800ftSlope Angle 38deg
Crown Depth 12inWidth 150ft
Vertical Run 200ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Ski cut on wind loaded feature produced avalanche.

Events of the day

Underestimated how low wind slab formed on nsf and bsh. We also triggered another very small but deeper avalanche on a North aspect same elevation.

Rescue events

No rescue needed.

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