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Outdoors blog Idaho Panhancle Avalanche Center archive


FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Avalanche advisory: watch out on the steeps

WINTER SPORTS -- "Snowfall continues in the mountains and the riding conditions Thursday were superb," reports Kevin Davis of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center after his North Idaho mountains snow survey. " It was easy to figure out where not to go yesterday with the...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012



Avalanche advisory: Mountains loaded with powder

WINTER SPORTS -- Wonderful deep powder is calling all backcountry snow worshipers today, and the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center is recommending that you go and get after it -- but consider staying on the lower angle slopes! The best snow avalanche technicians found during the...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

Avalanche advisory: storm could prompt changes

WINTER SPORTS -- New snow this week has created good sliding conditions for skiers and snowmobiles. But The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center's weekly advisory cites conditions and areas of concern in the snowpack. "The southerly aspects were a little firmer with suncrusts and shallower snow...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

Avalanche advisory: Two weak layers to consider

WINTER SPORTS -- The region's mountain snowpack is stabilizing, but snow-goers must be aware of a couple of weak layers, says Kevin Davis in the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center weekly avalanche advisory issued this morning. Of the two layers of surface hoar, one has been...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

Avalanche advisory: where to go, what to avoid

WINTER SPORTS -- Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center technicians found great riding and sliding conditions in the mountains during their Thursday survey, but they also found areas to avoid, according to the report posted this morning. The snow was lighter on top and firmer down toward...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011

Following snow covered Forest Service roads snowmobilers gain elevation and access to outstanding off-trail powder, terrain, snow bowls, and scenery. (Craig Hill)

Avalanche advisory: Big transition expected 

WINTER SPORTS -- The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center has offered suggestions for winter backcountry travelers in its weekly advisory posted today. Overall, conditions are fairly safe -- for now! "Be cautious near ridgelines and where wind deposited snow is deeper and possibly firmer overlying a...

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