CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2016/03/22 - Oregon - Cat Ski Mount Bailey

Published 2016/03/26 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Cat Ski Mount Bailey
  • State: Oregon
  • Date: 2016/03/22
  • Time: Unknown
  • Summary Description: Mecahnized guide caught, killed
  • Primary Activity: Mechanised Guide
  • Primary Travel Mode: Ski

Number

  • Caught: 0
  • Fully Buried: 0
  • Injured: 0
  • Killed: 1

Avalanche

  • Type: --
  • Trigger: --
  • Trigger (subcode): --
  • Size - Relative to Path: --
  • Size - Destructive Force: --
  • Sliding Surface: --

Site

  • Slope Aspect: --
  • Site Elevation: --
  • Slope Angle: --
  • Slope Characteristic: --

Accident Summary

PRELIMINARY: In a statement, Cat Ski Mt. Bailey said the guide was with clients. The guide was "performing avalanche control work and was caught in a slide, struck a tree and sustained fatal injuries."