Historical Incidents

Incident Summary

Date
2021-02-12
Location
Phalanx Mountain
Location Description
Approximately 6km NE of Whistler Village
Province
BC
Coordinates
50.10853 °, -122.87561 °
Elevation
2200 m
Activity
Skiing
Involvement
2
Injury
1
Fatality
1
Description
A party of three skiers were on the flank of Phalanx Mountain above Blackcomb Glacier/Creek. At approximately 2200m two were caught in what is reported as a wind slab that was approximately 50cm thick and 60-80m wide. The slide ran 650m to approximately 1700m and both subjects were fully buried. One person was recovered near the toe of the slide with injuries. The second was found higher in the path but did not survive.

Avalanches

Date/TimeSizeTypeTriggerElevationAspectSlab widthSlab Thickness
2.5SSa2200 mW70 m50 cm

Weather

Present TempMax TempMin Temp24hr TrendWind SpeedWind DirectionSky ConditionPrecipitation Type & Intensity
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Snowpack

Snowpack24hr SnowStorm SnowStorm Date
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