Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Tailings pile, granite mountain

Route & General Observations

Flat light in parking lot. Headed up groomer and toward tailings pile below granite mountain south. Plan was to make a nice tour, access snow and ski conditions and hope for a pop and drop in a coolie.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect East Southeast
Elevation 3900ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 5inWidth 40ft
Vertical Run 150ft  
Avalanche Details

2 small avalanches triggered in shallow wind loaded pockets. Triggered at feet while skinning. Propagation was fast and took entire wind slab, spacial variability kept avalanches small and limited run out.

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