CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2020/04/03 - Idaho - Austin Canyon, Snake River Range

Published 2020/04/04 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Austin Canyon, Snake River Range
  • State: Idaho
  • Date: 2020/04/03
  • Time: 12:00 AM (Estimated)
  • Summary Description: 1 snowmobiler caught, killed
  • Primary Activity: Snowmobiler
  • Primary Travel Mode: Snowmobile

Number

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

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: A snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche in the Pole Creek area east of Palisades. Search and Rescue teams were unable to recover the body on April 3.

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