Observation: Turnagain

Location: Pete’s North

Route & General Observations

Typical ski track up through a mix of trees and open terrain. Crusty at lower elevations and icy where tracked out. Softer snow was found higher up

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Cracking and breakable crust observed at and above tree line and at some isolated features below tree line.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Low winds and high clouds prevented the sun from a rapid warming of the snow pack. Mid teens to start at the mountain base at around 9:30am. Low twenties up at 2200ft at 1pm

Snow surface

Wind affected on open areas on NW through SW facing slopes except in protected areas. Crusty and mostly tracked out at low elevations. Far from the best riding conditions below 1500ft.


Wind scoured on WNW exposed slopes. Wind loaded on W-SW facing slopes at and above tree line. Soft snow up in the alpine but not very stable as pit revealed.
Dug a 120 cm deep pit:
Elevation: 2200ft
W/NW aspect
HS 235cm
Slope Angle: 26 degrees
CT 7 25cm down
ECTP 22 down 25 cm down.