Public Observation - close call- Noisy Basin

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Noisy Basin, Swan Range
Region: 
Swan Range - West Side (Flathead Valley access)
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sat, 03/26/2016 - 13:43
Location Map: 


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

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
40degrees
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Aspect: 
East
Weak Layer: 
Within storm snow
Avalanche Width: 
200ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
6 200ft.
Bed Surface: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Length: 
400ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
4
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

 

4 skier triggered avalanches observed in Noisy Basin above Camp Misery/ 4 skier triggered avalanches observed in Noisy Basin above Camp Misery.  E- NE facing slopes 40' - 12-16" new storm soft slab-  no one caught and carried, or buried.  good wake up call.  skied lower angles the rest of day.  

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Wind Speed: 
Light (Twigs in motion)
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Activity: 
Skiing