A skier remotely triggered a moderately hard slab avalanche, approximately 8-14 inches deep and about 60 ft wide, while skinning the Crow Pass area in the Chugach mountain range, Alaska yesterday.
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I felt the slab tension and continued as a slope test. Then it broke about 50 ft above me and ran down onto the trail. Due to the large chunks and lack of momentum it did not hit me.
Fortunately, the skier was not carried or injured in any way, but this serves as a warning that touchy conditions do already exist in the backcountry.