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Recreational Observation

West Slopes North - Canadian Border to Skagit River

Feb. 27, 2016, 7:27 a.m. PST

Area Description: Wet, heavy, consolidated snow existed on all aspects along Artist Point ridge today. Ski cuts on steep test slopes triggered loose wet snow sluffs at all elevations. Small cornice pieces dropped onto steep test slopes would trigger sluffs and large pinwheels. Some pinwheels picked up snow from below the wet surface layers and grew to 2-3 ft in diameter. Ski run triggered avalanche on slope of ~35 degrees with a large volume of snow cascading behind and parallell to skiier

Avalanches: Multiple observed

Observation by Andy Read

Latitude: 48.848366

Longitude: -121.694784

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No