Turnagain Area Avalanche Advisory Saturday, December 15th 2018 5:32 am

The avalanche danger is MODERATE in the Alpine and Treeline. A bump in easterly winds today along with a few inches of snow this morning will likely form fresh wind slabs, up to a foot thick, that could be easy to trigger. If snowfall and wind intensity more than forecast, the danger will rise to CONSIDERABLE. Additional concerns: watch your sluff, as these have been getting larger, and keep an eye out for glide cracks and avoid traveling underneath them.

SUMMIT LAKE:  New snow overnight may overload weak layers near the ground, increasing the chance a person could trigger a larger slab avalanche. 


Stephanie MillaneComment