Avalanche in Ghoulies

Location Name: 
Avalanche Incident: Beaver Pond (Solo skier)
Observation date: 
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 01:45

Is this an Avalanche Observation: 
Observation made by: Public



Travel Details
Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek)
Route Description: 

I was skinning up and southeast of the pond in the Goulies area and I was much further west than I thought I was. I chose a poor route that continued getting steeper and steeper, but at the time I thought I was skinning to mellower terrain. After side hilling for a bit, my route started getting sketchy and steep and I noticed a lot of windblown snow so I decided to transition to ski mode and traverse down to the flats and continue skinning around instead of straight up. As I was traversing on a roughly 30-degree slope, (estimated), I heard a boom from above me and soon after I was carried about 20 feet to the flats. The slide probably fractured 10-20 feet above me. I was buried to my neck but I was very close to the surface so I was able to get out without a problem. The crown was probably a foot deep and 30 feet wide. It was probably only 30-40 feet from the flats.