natural avalanche McDermott Hill in the Flint Range
Natural avalanche from the top of the popular snowmobile climbing spots on McDermott Hill in the Flint Range near Philipsburg. There have been several close calls and a fatality in this same path. It is named for the person who was killed in an avalanche there in the 70s. It appeared to be a wind load on the ridge that initiated the slide. In the background of a janky video, it appears there were other naturals as well. The slide ran an estimated 800 ft, but no other information was obtained.
Location (from list)
Flint Creek Range