Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: West side of Eldorado

Route & General Observations

Soft slab avalanche was snow machine triggered today. The slab spider webbed around rider.
They hit other steep stuff today without any red flags.

Contact, Location & General Observations
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Forecaster Comments

Rider report sounds like he triggered the deep persistent slab. We are highly confident this avalanche failed on the January facet layer.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect West
Elevation 4600ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth4ftWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Avalanche was reported to be 4' at the deepest part of the crown. Avalanche was fast!

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Limited information reported. Only known info is that a rider triggered a large persistent slab avalanche today and rode out without incident.

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