THIS AVALANCHE ADVISORY EXPIRED ON March 18, 2017 @ 7:53 am
Avalanche Advisory published on March 17, 2017 @ 7:53 am
Issued by Jeff Thompson - Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center

St. Regis Basin/Silver Valley

bottom line

Mid 20 temperatures at night have helped the avalanche danger. The snow pack is just barely seeing cold enough nights to keep it in place. Look for a weaker snow pack to develop quickly when temps warm up.  

How to read the advisory


  • Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.

St. Regis Basin/Silver Valley

How to read the advisory

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Above Treeline

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Near Treeline

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Below Treeline

Mid 20 temperatures at night have helped the avalanche danger. The snow pack is just barely seeing cold enough nights to keep it in place. Look for a weaker snow pack to develop quickly when temps warm up.  

  • Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.
Avalanche Problem 1: Loose Wet
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Disclaimer

Avalanche conditions change for better or worse continually. Backcountry travelers should be prepared to assess current conditions for themselves, plan their routes of travel accordingly, and never travel alone. Backcountry travelers can reduce their exposure to avalanche hazards by utilizing timbered trails and ridge routes and by avoiding open and exposed terrain with slope angles of 30 degrees or more. Backcountry travelers should carry the necessary avalanche rescue equipment such as a shovel, avalanche probe or probe ski poles, a rescue beacon and a well-equipped first aid kit.  For a recorded version of the Avalanche Advisory call (208)765-7323.