Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: South Fork, Eagle River, West of North Bowl

Route & General Observations

Through Hunter Pass toward Ship Creek on skiers left.

Avalanche investigation for a close call that occurred Wednesday, March 11th. A solo ptarmigan hunter on skis triggered and was fully buried in an avalanche in the Ship Creek drainage side. Hunter/skier was able to self rescue and is OK. Please see account from the individual involved HERE. (this report is posted on March 11th on the observation page)

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect West
Elevation 2500ftSlope Angle 38deg
Crown DepthunknownWidth 600ft
Vertical Run 1500ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried? 1Number Injured? 1
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details


Rescue events

Self. Debris 2m deep.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snowpack depth 80cm. ECTP28SP/Q1 on New Years melt freeze.

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