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Lulu Pass Road - 2 July 2017 Lulu Pass Road - 2 July 2017 -Sep 18, 2017

Clearing the avalanche debris off Lulu pass road began on July 1, 2017. There was still 10 feet of snow (and dirt and trees) on the road for 1/4 mile. Photo: GNFAC

Lulu Pass Road - 2 July 2017 Lulu Pass Road - 2 July 2017 -Sep 18, 2017

Clearing the avalanche debris off Lulu pass road began on July 1, 2017. There was still 4-7 feet of snow (and dirt and trees) on the road for 1/4 mile. Photo: GNFAC

Debris from historic avalanche on Henderson Mtn. Debris from historic avalanche on Henderson Mtn. -Sep 18, 2017

Acres of matrue trees were uprooted and 'shattered' by a massive avalanche last winter near Cooke City. Prior to this historic avalanche cycle, the mountains received 11" of SWE over 11 days. Photo: GNFAC (July 2, 2017).

Fisher Peak Avalanche Carnage - 2 July, 2017 Fisher Peak Avalanche Carnage - 2 July, 2017 -Sep 18, 2017

View from the summit of Henderson Mtn. near Cooke City. Destruction of mature forest from historic avalanches last winter is visible in center. Photo: GNFAC (July 2, 2017)

May 4-5: Give Big 2017 May 4-5: Give Big 2017 -Apr 26, 2017

The Friends of the Avalanche Center are one of the recipients of the Give Big Gallatin Valley campaign. It is a 24 hour fundraising event for local non-profits on May 4-5, so mark your calendars. https://www.givebiggv.org/organizations/friends-of-the-gallatin-national-forest-avalanche-center

2017 Annual Report 2017 Annual Report -Apr 18, 2017
Skier triggered avalanche at Bridger Skier triggered avalanche at Bridger -Apr 15, 2017

This avalanche at Bridger Bowl was triggered today by skiers (4/15). Everyone was okay. New snow created unstable conditions. Instabilities should heal quickly, but deserve extra attention for a day or two. Bridger Bowl is closed and has a backcountry snowpack. There is no ski patrol services or avalanche reduction.

Natural avalanche near Frazier Basin 2 Natural avalanche near Frazier Basin 2 -Apr 12, 2017

Natural avalanche observed on Monday (4/10) in northern Bridger Range. New snow and wind over the weekend created unstable dry slabs. This avalanche appears to be triggered by a cornice fall and is up to approx.3 feet deep. Similar slides can be triggered by a skier or rider, and are most likely during or immediately following storms. Photo: J. Schmitt

Natural avalanche near Frazier Basin Natural avalanche near Frazier Basin -Apr 11, 2017

Natural avalanche observed on Monday (4/10) in northern Bridger Range. New snow and wind over the weekend created unstable dry slabs. This avalanche appears to be triggered by a cornice fall and is up to approx.3 feet deep. Similar slides can be triggered by a skier or rider, and are most likely during or immediately following storms. Photo: H. Haselton

Hidden Gully Avalanche Hidden Gully Avalanche -Apr 11, 2017

This avalanche was in Hidden Gully at the top of the Apron at Bridger Bowl. New snow avalanches along with wind-loading and cornice falls are part of the dangers at Bridger Bowl since the ski area is closed and ski patrol is not doing control work. Although it may feel safe because the terrain is so familiar, backcountry avalanche conditions exist. Photo: B. Balkin