Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Above Grubstake Inbounds Eaglecrest Ski Area

Route & General Observations

Soft Powder Slab release and sluff off Williwaw dropping into the woods before Grubstake. Skier triggered. (Slope locally known as ‘Dicks Little Mistake’)

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect East SoutheastElevation 2000ft
Slope Angle 45degCrown Depth 12in
Width 25ftVertical Run 30ft
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

Soft slab powder. Shooting cracks well in front of skier. Manageable light sluff.

Events of the day

Time to start packing avy gear on those inbounds trips along the road.

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

Shooting cracks on soft windloaded drifts in steeper aspects

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Driving snow and wind.

Snow surface



4-6" of fresh over windslab and buried icy layers.

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