The information about this avalanche is very limited at this time. All we know is that there was a skier triggered avalanche that buried a skier up to his chest on Hatch Peak off Hatcher Pass, Alaska on Friday afternoon.
Looking at the image above, you can see that this was a serious avalanche very much capable of burying and killing a person.
There was no avalanche advisory yesterday as reporting has not yet begun.
On Friday afternoon, a human triggered avalanche partially buried a skier up to his chest on Hatch Peak. Limited information available at this time.” – Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center
Hatcher Pass is a very popular, easy access, near Anchorage backcountry skiing location in Alaska.
This is the second recorded avalanche accident of the 2015/16 North American avalanche season. Lets all be heads up and careful out there!