Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Eaglecrest

Route & General Observations

Eaglecrest Ski Patrol avalanche mitigation highlights

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

9ish new inches of snow with overnight winds of 20 gusts of 40 ESE to SE. Base of EC temp 34f top 31f at 0600 and a forest of warming throughout the day. Soft slabs triggered with explosives in steep chutes with 8 inch crown at top of each chute running down to the summer road. Soft slabs were also skier triggered on Most and just over the line of West Bowl. Below 2100’ wet slabs were ski cut released all through the ski area with snow entrainment resulting in D1.5 R 2.5 size avalanches.