Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Std route up Tincan to tree line. Did a foray to more northerly terrain below 2300’.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Unknown
Elevation 1900ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 16inWidth 150ft
Vertical Run 200ft  
Avalanche Details

AVI was remotely triggered on an adjacent slope to the one we were skiing when the 3rd skier went. Crown was at 1900’ at the top break in slope and where it appeared pillowed. Slope released adjacent to ski tracks. It appeared it ran on buried surface hoar on top of the old snow surface crust. We were pretty surprised at how much energy and how far it ran through trees.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Lots of shooting cracks, remote and skier releases especially from 2000’ upand in exposed open wind loaded slopes.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Smow’n and blowing

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