Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Ridge

Route & General Observations

Skied 1.4mi from the Center Ridge PL to connect to the Tincan standard uptrack at 1683ft. Followed uptrack for another 0.8mi to a high pt at 2395ft near the beaded string sta.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Observer Comments

Observed no signs of instability other than some old avalanche debris and roller balls below cornice breaks on lower Tincan Ridge. Did note a glide crack on the SW aspect of Tincan Ridge (pic).

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Another bluebird day. A few wispy ci clouds and light SSE winds. 41deg at 1635 at 2395ft.

Snow surface

Mushy snow surface at Center Ridge PL at 1430. At 2395ft on flat snow surface boot penetration was 30cm and ski pene 5cm. At 1645 and 2395ft N and NE aspects still crunchy. Good turns in S. aspects with 5-10cm corn on firm base. Snow going isothermal at Center Ridge PL at 1730.


No pit work done.

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.