- Chuck Creek Parking Area
- Location Description
- Approximately 140km south of Haines Junction YT
- 59.70228 °, -136.60222 °
- 1010 m
- A party of three snowboarders were climbing on foot on a slope near the highway. About 2/3 of the way up a slab avalanche approximately 1.5m deep by 50-100m wide was triggered. The avalanche ran approximately 150 metres into a terrain trap and and caught all three. Two were fully buried and one was partially buried. The partially buried person was able to self extricate and used a satellite messaging system to call for help.
|Date/Time||Size||Type||Trigger||Elevation||Aspect||Slab width||Slab Thickness|
|2.0||S||Sa||1150 m||NE||75 m||150 cm|
|Present Temp||Max Temp||Min Temp||24hr Trend||Wind Speed||Wind Direction||Sky Condition||Precipitation Type & Intensity|
Weather Comment: A series of storms with significant precipitation, strong winds, and fluctuating temperatures had impacted the area in the days leading up to the incident. Weather at the time of the incident was described as heavy flurries, strong S-SW winds, and -1.0.
|Snowpack||24hr Snow||Storm Snow||Storm Date|
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