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March 20,2013: 2 Skier involvement North Bowl above McKay Lake

March 20, 2013 at 09:12PM

Size 2 Involvement above McKay Lake adjacent to the Mount Washington Ski Resort. Skiers were NOT inside the ski area boundary.

Report is a bit vague but essentially 2 skiers cut out a size 2 slab that released on the latest storm snow / ice crust interface. Surface hoar was reported present at the interface of these two layers. This was a treeline elevation feature on a North aspect, 45 degrees on the treed shoulder above McKay Lake that rolls into the cliffs. The slab was 10 meters wide and 30-40cms deep. This would be the latest storm snow from the past 48hrs. No injuries, but missing equipment.

The hazard today was High at Treeline and High in the Alpine.

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