CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2020/01/01 - Montana - Near Lake Dinah, west of Seeley Lake

Published 2020/01/02 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Near Lake Dinah, west of Seeley Lake
  • State: Montana
  • Date: 2020/01/01
  • Time: Unknown
  • Summary Description: 3 snowmobilers caught, 2 buried and killed
  • Primary Activity: Snowmobiler
  • Primary Travel Mode: Snowmobile

Number

  • Caught: 1
  • Fully Buried: 0
  • Injured: 0
  • Killed: 2

Avalanche

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

Site

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

Accident Summary

PRELIMINARY: Three snowmobilers were caught in an avalanche near Lake Dinah. One rider escaped and called 911. Two riders were buried, and found by Search and Rescue crews. 

The West Central Montana Avalanche Center had issued an avalanche warning for High (Level 4 ) avalanche danger.

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