Avalanche Fatality, Scotch Bonnet Mountain 2 - Dec 27, 2021

We are sad to report that on December 27th, two snowmobilers were caught and killed in an avalanche on Scotch Bonnet Mountain to the north of Cooke City. The avalanche broke 5’ deep and approximately 300’ wide on a southeast-facing slope.

Members of Park County Sheriff Search and Rescue arrived to assist with rescue and recovery efforts. 

Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family, members of the group, and the search and rescue community. We will release further details as they become available.

Photo: B. Zavora

Advisory Year
Cooke City, 2021-12-27