Snowmobiler partially buried on Henderson Mtn.

Henderson Mountain
Cooke City
Code
AMu-D2
Latitude
45.05210
Longitude
-109.94500
Notes

The GNFAC talked to the rider on the phone, but he did not have many details as this was his first time riding in the area and he had poor visibility. He was on his sled, mid-slope in a gully, filming a friend when he was hit from behind. He had rescue gear and an airbag pack, but the handle for the airbag was zipped closed and he could not deploy it. His upper body was buried under 3" of snow and his lower body was out. He was dug up quickly without injury. His sled was also buried with a small piece sticking out of the snow.

He thinks he was on the Fisher Creek side of Henderson Mountain.

It was snowing and blowing hard all day.

Number of slides
1
Number caught
1
Number buried
1
Trigger
Snowmobile
Trigger Modifier
u-An unintentional release
D size
2
Slab Thickness units
centimeters
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche