Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Went up Tincan today got up to the last up along the Common bowls kitchen wall.  Saw that a fair sized natural had just happened on the Hippy bowl, the wind was almost blowing us over at that time and the new snow was moving big.  We saw that the Kitchen wall had cross loaded wind waves on it and figured that it was not good to ski we then skied the nose groove which was pretty good went to the bottom of the trees knocking off a couple of slabs on some of the steeper rolls on the way down.  Went back up for another tree run and saw that someone had gone for the Kitchen wall and popped it out, so yes with the new snow and all of the wind today I would suggest a little bit of caution for the time being.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type0Aspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

New snow blowing wind and one natural slide

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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New wind blowing snow

Snow surface

New wind blowing creamy snow with no noticeable wind stiffened slabs


No tests needed, obvious need for caution.