Avalanche: Summit

Location: John Mtn - Avalanche Accident

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Route & General Observations

An avalanche was triggered on Tuesday afternoon (February 13) by a group of three backcountry skiers on John Mtn. Two of the three people involved sustained injuries and the third did not survive. We will share more details as they become available. Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of the deceased.

Forecasters are visited the site the day after the accident (February 14). We will update an accident report (which can be found here) as we continue to gather information.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Northwest
Elevation 2600ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown Depth 24inWidth 150ft
Vertical Run 700ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 3Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried? 1Number Injured? 2
Number Fatalities? 1  
Avalanche Details

Forecasters are visited the site the day after the accident (February 14). We will update an accident report (which is linked above) as we continue to gather information.