Regional Conditions for Bridgers

as of 5:00 am
Oct 195″ | 15-40 W
Oct 18 3″ | 20-50 W
Oct 17 0″ | 15-50 W
8100′     /00 at :
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Bottom Line: Avalanche season is here. If you’re travelling on steep, snow covered slopes, you need to prepare for avalanches like you would in the middle of winter. Bring a partner, carry rescue gear (beacon, shovel and probe) and travel one at a time in avalanche terrain.
Primary Problem: Wind-Drifted Snow

Past 5 Days

Fri Apr 24

None
Mon Apr 27

None
Sat May 2

None
Wed Oct 14

None
Mon Oct 19

None

Photos- Bridgers

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  • Wind was blowing and drifting recent snow in the Bridger Range the morning of October 15th. Photo: B. VandenBos

  • By morning of October 11 most mountain ranges were white at the higher elevations. This picture of Saddle Peak was taken from Stone Creek up Bridger Canyon. About .6-.8" of precipitation fell throughout southwest Montana. The Fisher Creek Snotel outside of Cooke City shows 6" of snow fell at 9,100 feet. Only time will tell what melts and what sticks around, but it sure is a good sign! Photo: GNFAC

Videos- Bridgers

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Bridger Base Area

Ridge, Looking North

Deer Park

Weather Forecast Bridgers

Extended Forecast for

10 Miles NNE Bozeman MT

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A chance of rain before 2am, then rain and snow between 2am and 5am, then snow and freezing rain likely after 5am.  Low around 29. West wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.  Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Wintry Mix

    Low: 29 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow before 10am, then a chance of snow after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 34. West wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 34 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 28. West southwest wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 28 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow, possibly mixed with rain, becoming all snow after 3pm.  High near 34. West southwest wind 9 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then
    Rain/Snow

    High: 34 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times.  Low around 13. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow

    Low: 13 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    High: 16 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 4 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. East southeast wind around 8 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 17 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 8.

    Snow

    Low: 8 °F

The Last Word

Read accident reports from previous early season accidents before you venture to the snowy hills. This accident report from October 2012 in the northern Bridger Range, and this report from the tragic fatality three years ago in early October are reminders of the potential consequences of even a small avalanche.