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GNFAC News

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May 3-4th, Give Big online fundraising campaign! This is our one-and-only financial appeal to our users.

Sledders, mark your calendar for May 19, the 2nd Annual Sled Fest in Cooke City. It’s a fundraiser for the Friends of the Avalanche Center and there will be a DJ, raffle prizes and BBQ on the mountain.

Alex Marienthal and Doug Chabot provide a few thoughts about why you should read the daily advisory. As the season wears on, don't get "Advisory Fatigue." There is a lot of winter still to come!

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The Cooke City Beacon Checker is ready for action. Green means go!! Thanks to Ben Zavora for setting it up. #beartoothpowderguides #gnfacobs #cookecity
The Cooke City Beacon Checker is ready for action. Green means go!! Thanks to Ben Zavora for setting it up. #beartoothpowderguides #gnfacobs #cookecity
On a tour up Beehive Ridge we found shallow, weaker snow on the Beehive side and deeper, stronger snowpack on the Bear Basin side. Winds are picking up and wind slabs are forming, so look out over the next few days! #gnfacobs
On a tour up Beehive Ridge we found shallow, weaker snow on the Beehive side and deeper, stronger snowpack on the Bear Basin side. Winds are picking up and wind slabs are forming, so look out over the next few days! #gnfacobs

Resources

Weather Stations

Weather Stations provide the GNFAC forecasters with information on snowfall, wind and temps from around the region. The Weather Log summarizes this daily.

Avalanche Education

GNFAC partners with groups around the region to provide evening avalanche classes, plus full day and multi-day courses, including some weekend field days. All our class offerings, along with courses from other providers, are on our Education Calendar.

Placenames

Use this map to find the locations of unfamiliar places mentioned in the advisory. Also take a look at our glossary of avalanche terms.

Support

Donate to the Friends of GNFAC; or order DVDs or 'Snow Sense' avalanche safety handbook.