Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Peak 3

Route & General Observations

Rock band below summit of Peak 3

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Northwest
Elevation 3500ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Run 300ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried? 1
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details

Size D2. Looked like the skier was traversing under the rock band and may have been switching from tour to ski when released. Sympathetically released a second slide adjacent to slide.

Events of the day

I was observing from across creek drainage from south side of peak 2, skinning up.

Rescue events

Self rescued. I observed only the head of skier when avalanche came to rest.