Observation: Girdwood

Location: Surprise Bowl

Route & General Observations

13:58: 2 snowboarders were headed up the skin track exiting bowl to switchback on the ridge. 3 skiers
dropped into the bowl. When the third skier dropped into the bowl a slab avalanche was released.
The avalanche hit the up track and partially buried two snowboarders.

First, thanks to the person who passed on this info. It is very fortunate all are ok but it sounds like some gear was lost. The avalanche was up in the Girdwood Valley in an area call Surprise Bowl. It is a West facing bowl between 4500′ and 2500′, just south of Goat Mountain.

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