Avalanche: Other Regions

Location: Palmer Creek drainage

Route & General Observations

Palmer Creek road.

FORECATER UPDATE:  Additional information can be found on another report sent to the avalanche center HERE.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect West
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angle 45deg
Crown Depth10ftWidth 700ft
Vertical Run 2000ft  
Avalanche Details

Snowmachined up Palmer Creek road and ran into multiple people leaving the area who told us the following: skiers parked sleds at the bottom of a run and set off a very large avalanche which ran all the way across the bottom of the valley. Multiple sleds were carried, but only partially buried. A bystander told us that as far as the skiers involved knew, nobody was buried. One passerby made a beacon search to be sure after they saw the powder cloud.

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