Local Avalanche IncidentsDecember 30th, 2019 - Chuck Creek Trailhead, Chilkat Pass
Updated 1/16/2020: More information will be coming as details become available.
From Avalanche Canada's Initial Report: "A party of three were climbing on foot on a slope near the highway. About 2/3 of the way up a slab avalanche approximately 1.5m deep by 50-100m wide was triggered. The avalanche ran approximately 150 metres into a terrain trap and and caught all three. Two were fully buried and one was partially buried. The partially buried person was able to self extricate and used a satellite messaging system to call for help."
Details gathered by HAC:
Below Image: Crown profile at Chuck Creek. Weak layer was 2mm facets (12-22cm above ground). Bed surface was rain/M/F crust at 12cm above ground.
Below Image: Avalanche crown (red line) and approx. burial locations (red arrows).