THIS SNOWPACK SUMMARY EXPIRED ON January 10, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
Snowpack Summary published on January 10, 2017 @ 6:00 am
Issued by Ben Bernall - Kootenai National Forest
Snowpack Discussion

Due to time constraints and multiple mechanical failures I will not be issuing a snowpack summary today January 10th.  The next update will be posted on Friday, January 13th  at 7 A.M.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  In the meantime, be aware that the recent storm loading from January 9th and 10th will very likely form some sensitive storm slabs on top of the surface weaknesses formed during last weeks cold front.  It is strongly advised to stick to low angle terrain until this new snow has had time to settle and strengthen.

recent observations

Check out conditions for the Idaho Panhandle below:


This advisory applies only to backcountry areas outside established ski area boundaries. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This advisory expires midnight on the posted day unless otherwise noted. The information in this advisory is provided by the USDA Forest Service who is solely responsible for its content.