Historical Incidents

Incident Summary

Date
2023-01-09
Location
Jardine SE3
Location Description
Approximately 15 km NNW of Kaslo BC
Province
BC
Coordinates
50.02811 °, -117.01244 °
Elevation
2300 m
Activity
Skiing
Involvement
2
Injury
0
Fatality
2
Description
A group of two had accessed the area using snowmobiles and were skiing during the accident. The start zone was described as a thin, rocky, windward slope. The avalanche failed on a weak layer of basal facets, which was buried in mid-November. One subject was buried 1.5 to 2 m deep. One subject died at the scene. The second was flown to hospital but passed away 12 days after the incident as a result of injuries sustained during the avalanche.

Avalanches

Date/TimeSizeTypeTriggerElevationAspectSlab widthSlab Thickness
3.0SSa2300 mW80 m80 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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Documents

Document DateTitleSource
2023-01-09Avalanche PhotoKaslo Search and Rescueview