Avalanche Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just SE of Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°17'17''N, 117°28'10''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904, as an established local name.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

So-known prior to 1888 ("Mountains of North Kootenay" published in The Kootenay Mail, Revelstoke; 15 February 1901, p.1) Named because of numerous avalanches in the immediate area; 1st ascent credited to Major Rogers and party, 1881. (A.O. Wheeler, The Selkirk Range, 1905, p.374).

Source: included with note