The forecast area of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC) includes Cooke City, a snowmobiler Mecca. The terrain is big, open, accessible, within view of Yellowstone National Park and deadly. Cooke City’s first snowmobile avalanche fatality occurred in 1992 and since then there have been 19 snowmobiler fatalities making it the deadliest real estate in USFS land for motorized recreationists.
The Avalanche Review
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