Kirkwood Ridge Accident

1 caught, not buried

Two snowmobilers accessed Kirkwood Ridge from the Red Canyon trail on Wednesday, March 7th. This area is north of Hebgen Lake, approximately 12 miles northwest of West Yellowstone. One rider ascended a steep gully in the middle of a face, and while descending triggered an avalanche on a slope above him. The slide was 2’ deep, 100’ wide and carried the rider approximately 100’ and he deployed his airbag. He rode out of the debris before the slide stopped. The slide is classified AMu-SS-R2-D2-O.