Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Common Sunburst uptrack, attempted to avoid wind loaded slopes on the descent. Super dry snow, great ski quality! Visibility was variable past about 1:00pm.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Some isolated cracking along windblown ridges. Southern aspects appeared to be less subject to wind loading / scouring.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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High 20s, calm winds, medium to low visibility.

Snow surface

4-6” dry powder, wind crust below in some areas. Dry snow below crust, only dug hand pits.


Measured 250 cm @ 2900 ft.

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