CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2021/02/27 - Idaho - Tiger Peak, north of Burke

Published 2021/02/28 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Tiger Peak, north of Burke
  • State: Idaho
  • Date: 2021/02/27
  • Time: Unknown
  • Summary Description: 4 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried, 1 buried and killed
  • Primary Activity: Snowmobiler
  • Primary Travel Mode: Snowmobile

Number

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

Avalanche

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Site

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Accident Summary

PRELIMINARY: Four snowmobilers were caught in an avalanche near Tiger Peak, north of Burke Idaho. Two riders were buried, and unfortunately one did not survive. Search and Rescue members recovered the snowmobiler the evening of February 27.

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