Forecaster Observation - Skier Triggered Avalanche, southern Whitefish Range

Location Name: 
Forecaster Observation - Skook Chutes/Canyon Creek, southern Whitefish Range
Region: 
Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek)
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Thu, 12/29/2016 - 14:00
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Forecaster
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Trigger type: 
Skier
Aspect: 
South
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
6 500ft.
Avalanche Length: 
800ft.
Number of people caught: 
1
Number of partial burials: 
1
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Currently, we have limited information about the avalanche. FAC staff headed to the area today to investigate and provide more information.

Avalanche Photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 
Activity: 
Skiing