Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Troy

Route & General Observations

Main Troy chutes about 3rd chute from skier’s right. About 4” crown with crack running across top of chute and most of the way down. I set it off making left-hand turn and saw crack shoot out. I wasn’t able to fully ski out of slide, but never swept off feet. About 4-5” slid on solid layer.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect UnknownElevation 1800ft
Slope Angle 38degCrown Depth 4in
Width 45ftVertical Run 50ft
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
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