Observation: Danish Pass and St. Charles Canyon

Observation Date
01/4/2016
Observer Name
Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Beaver Creek TH-->Beaver Creek Rd-->Idaho-->Upper St. Charles Canyon
Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
9100
Slope Angle
36
Comments

I went up Beaver Creek into Idaho on 1-4-16, and found evidence of a little recent human triggered avalanche activity.  

Video

On my travels I noticed recent, very wide avalanches on many of the east facing slopes of Camelback Ridge above Danish Pass..  I think sledders probably triggered all the avalanches, and remote and sympathetic releases appeared common.  One experienced rider at the trailhead told me he had never seen anything like it.      The particular instability appears to have been limited to east and northeast facing slopes around 9000' in elevation and north of the Idaho State Line, and particularly in the Danish Pass and St. Charles Area. 

Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates