THIS AVALANCHE ADVISORY EXPIRED ON April 1, 2017 @ 7:22 am
Avalanche Advisory published on March 31, 2017 @ 7:22 am
Issued by Jeff Thompson - Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center

Selkirks/Cabinets
St. Regis Basin/Silver Valley

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The snowpack has gone isothermic. That means the temperature outside will be a good indicator for figuring out the avalanche danger. Right now freezing temperatures over night are keeping the avalanche danger low. An increase in temperature could increase instabilities. For now, enjoy the spring riding!

How to read the advisory


  • Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Selkirks/Cabinets
St. Regis Basin/Silver Valley

How to read the advisory

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The snowpack has gone isothermic. That means the temperature outside will be a good indicator for figuring out the avalanche danger. Right now freezing temperatures over night are keeping the avalanche danger low. An increase in temperature could increase instabilities. For now, enjoy the spring riding!

  • Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
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.