Accident: Other Regions

Location: Hoodoo Mountains, Eastern Alaska Range

Sun, April 3rd, 2016
Two snowmachiners caught, one partially buried and injured, one fully buried and killed.
Accident Report

Two snowmachiners were caught in the avalanche they triggered. It released at a faceted layer beneath a hard slab (ranging from 30-70cm in thickness) HS-AMuR3-D3-O. The crown fractured along an East through North East slope above a gully terrain trap. The crown face was 30-70cm in depth, 200ft in width, and 800ft in vertical run. All numbers are estimates as direct access to the crown was not possible due to avalanche danger.

Avalanche Details

  • Date: 03 April 2016
  • Time: 3:00 pm AST
  • Location: Hoodoo Mountains, Eastern Alaska Range
  • Accident Site Coordinates: 63.222883° N 145.320565° W
  • State: Alaska
  • Reporting Agency: Eastern Alaska Range Avalanche Center
  • Fatalities: 1