Avalanche: Portage / Placer

Location: Straight Up (Lower Skookum Glacier)

Route & General Observations

Today a CPG Heliski party either triggered or was very near a large avalanche.

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Forecaster Comments

A couple additional photos added to this post the following day from a personal flight.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Very large avalanche today on Straight Up in the lower Skookum Glacier. There is no evidence that anyone was hit, and both guides and private parties that witnessed the slide didn't see anyone involved. Both CPG and private parties performed thorough beacon searches in the debris and detected no signals. However, the size of the avalanche and where it hit the snow machine tracks is very concerning. If anyone was traveling in the Skookum today and is missing please reach out. We want to be as certain as possible that no one was involved. We'll follow up with a more detailed observation.

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