Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Widow Maker

Route & General Observations

Sled skiing on widowmaker. Up track via Seattle ridge. A few parties out skiing. Witnesses 3 separate avalanches of varying sizes and depths.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West Northwest
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

3 separate avalanches of varying size depth. 2 snowmachine triggered slides on shaded W/NW aspects in the southern widowmaker ridge line. One larger,deep and longer running skier triggered slide from the top of widowmaker towards the gully corridor to get to juniors. Crown varied from 1-3’ with possible cornice collapse from skier entering slope. Surprisingly fast and ran to the common uptrack in the gully that leads to Juniors. Skier was able to get off the slide path quickly near the top of crown.

Rescue events

No one caught or carried. All members were able to snowmachine/ ski out of slide path.

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