Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Eaglecrest

Route & General Observations

Heavy wet snow overnight totals of 12+ inch with Southeastern 90 mph winds. Ski patrol control work produced avalanches with explosives in “Steep Chutes” crown depths up to 2 feet sliding on what looks and feels like the ice crust that formed Wednesday Feb. 3rd. Debris covered summer road with a soft slab D2/R3 (a good reminder for skin/up track route.) Out in the East Chutes explosives created avalanches with crown depths 8 to 6 inches soft slab R2/D1.5 mostly on the same ice crust that formed on Feb. 3rd. No Avalanches were triggered by explosions on West Side of mountain (excluding West Bowl.) Having that said these avalanches could have been triggered by a skier.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger ExplosiveAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect East NortheastElevation 2800ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 24in
Width 50ftVertical Run 500ft