- Coppercrown Mountain
- Location Description
- Approximately 30 km southwest of Invermere, BC
- 50.28909 °, -116.30243 °
- 2500 m
- Mechanized Skiing
- A group of 9 heli-skiers and one guide was skiing in the Coppercrown region, in the southeast corner of the tenure, on a run called Too Bad About the Skiing. The guide was regrouping higher up on the run, when the fifth person in the group triggered a settlement at the regroup, which initiated the avalanche above. The entire group was swept into the sparse forested area next to the larger avalanche path. Two guests were fully buried and were pronounced dead on the scene. Three other guests were partially buried and sustained critical injuries and one guest sustained non critical injuries. The guide was also partially buried and sustained critical injuries. All injured parties were airlifted to the Invermere Hospital. One of the critically injured guests succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and did not survive. The avalanche started in a treeline start zone, 50-100cm deep.
|Date/Time||Size||Type||Trigger||Elevation||Aspect||Slab width||Slab Thickness|
|3.0||S||Sa||2500 m||SW||300 m||75 cm|
|Present Temp||Max Temp||Min Temp||24hr Trend||Wind Speed||Wind Direction||Sky Condition||Precipitation Type & Intensity|
|Snowpack||24hr Snow||Storm Snow||Storm Date|
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