Stories tagged: avalanches
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4 p.m.
Minnesota man dies in Montana avalanche
A Minnesota man died in an avalanche while he was snowmobiling about 19 miles (30 kilometers) north of West Yellowstone in Montana.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Avalanche center teaches preparedness, rescue techniques for growing crowd of back-country enthusiasts
Jeff Thompson is the new director of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center in Sandpoint, which provides avalanche forecasts and awareness training. He recently moved to Sandpoint from Colorado with an …
Wed., June 29, 2011, 9:46 a.m.
Unusually large avalanches on Mount Rainier
Some of the biggest rock avalanches in years have been roaring off Mount Rainier the past several days, kicking up billowing clouds of dust and propelling rivers of muddy debris …
Sat., April 3, 2010
Panhandle avalanche danger considered high
Some of the season’s most unstable snowpack conditions are turning up in the Inland Northwest mountains just as the region’s avalanche forecasters are preparing to move on to other tasks.
Fri., April 2, 2010, 9:41 a.m.
Avalanche hazard could soar with storm
Unstable snowpack conditions could become more dangerous if forecasted snow and wind move into the Inland Northwest as predicted.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2009, 10:54 a.m.
Avalanche advisory posted for N. Idaho backcountry
The Idaho Panhandle National Forest Avalanche Center has issued an advisory for the weekend.
Sun., Jan. 18, 2009
Snowmobilers get avalanche of tips
FOURTH OF JULY PASS, Idaho – Ninety-two percent of people caught in avalanches will survive if they’re dug out of the snow within 15 minutes. So time was critical Saturday …
Tue., Dec. 30, 2008, 2:03 p.m.
Body of eighth B.C. snowmobiler found
FERNIE, British Columbia — The eighth and final body was found today from a group of snowmobilers buried by weekend avalanches in western Canada’s backcountry, police said.
Mon., Dec. 29, 2008, 2:41 p.m.
Police: 7 bodies recovered in B.C. avalanches
FERNIE, British Columbia — Search teams recovered the bodies of seven snowmobilers Monday, a day after they were swept away by avalanches in western Canada’s backcountry, police said. An eighth …
Thu., Dec. 25, 2008
Avalanche danger rises in West
JACKSON, Wyo. – Avalanche centers around the Rockies warned that backcountry conditions were hazardous and likely to become even more dangerous with approaching storms. As centers in Colorado, Montana, Utah …
Fri., Dec. 19, 2008
Area resorts warn skiers to heed avalanche advisory
It probably comes as no surprise that the region’s ski areas are, as the Web site for Schweitzer Mountain Resort proclaims, “a winter wonderland!” But Schweitzer warned of extreme avalanche …