schweitzer backcountry

Location Name: 
West slope off lakeview tripple
Region: 
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 02/18/2018 - 14:25
Location Map: 
United States
48° 22' 12.486" N, 116° 39' 14.3676" W
US


Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
38degrees
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Aspect: 
West
Weak Layer: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Width: 
100ft.
Terrain: 
Below Treeline
Elevation: 
5 720ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
150ft.
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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