Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Warm up bowl (-1 bowl) avalanche

Route & General Observations

Snowboarder triggered avalanche. Propagation occurred on southwest facing slope of warm up bowl at the very top of slope at about 2 feet deep. Propagated 100 to 150 feet across slope.

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Forecaster Comments

This avalanche caught the snowboarder, carried them several hundred feet down slope, rider deployed airbag, and was partially buried uninjured.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Southwest
Elevation 2900ftSlope Angle 45deg
Crown Depth 20inWidth 150ft
Vertical Run 500ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried? 1
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details

I was the first person on the slop.

Rescue events

I road the slid about 300 to 400 feet. Was able to dig myself out with help from my ridding partners, buried up to my nipples. Had to deploy my avy bag.

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