Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Showboat/TSA ridges

Route & General Observations

Observed on the drive up and from the lift line maze during the short morning break in visibility.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Showboat/TSA leeward ridges had debris across the base of the entire ridge line and numerous crowns on display. The most notable crowns were evident near showboat extreme, double drop, Y-gully and tabletop. Y-gully was witnessed by patrol with the others releasing sometime during the storm event. Many of the observable crowns appeared to have similar depths to the previous days round, nearing or surpassing the 1 meter mark with stacked or stepping pockets.

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