SPRING IN THE BACKCOUNTRY A look at late season snow conditions By Eric Knoff Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

Submitted by Eric Knoff on Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:26

Spring skiing can be some of the best of the season. Good snow coverage, warmer weather and more predictable snow stability (at times) can lead to unmatched conditions. While spring skiing can be the best, it can also hold avalanche hazards not encountered during the colder parts of winter.

As snowpack and weather transition into a warmer and wetter spring pattern, there are a number of avalanche variables to pay attention to.

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