Saddle Peak Avalanche: Q&A

Saddle Peak Avalanche: Q&A

When: Thursday, March 4th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Bozeman Public Library Meeting Room

Come join the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center to discuss the snowpack, weather and circumstances leading up to the avalanche on Saddle Peak.  The GNFAC will show videos, pictures and share stories about this popular sidecountry destination. Topics will include:

  • A detailed history of the snowpack and avalanches
  • A weather summation
  • How human traffic plays a role in our decision making
  • A timeline the day of the avalanche
  • Answering common questions about how it avalanched
  • Moving forward: making decisions for the future

The 30-minute presentation will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer period.

Questions? Contact the GNFAC at 587-6984 or mtavalanche@gmail.com

This image is from the following advisory:
GNFAC Avalanche Advisory for Thu Feb 25, 2010
GNFAC Avalanche Advisory for Fri Feb 26, 2010
GNFAC Avalanche Advisory for Sat Feb 27, 2010