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Bridger Range, 2019-10-12

Strong winds scoured new snow off some slopes and loaded it into thick drifts on other slopes. Slopes with thick drifts of snow provide the only place with enough coverage to ski, but are also the most likely place to trigger an avalanche right now. Photo: B. VandenBos

Bridger Range, 2019-10-12

A local near Fairy Lake gets a taste of fresh October snow and wind. "You know it's somewhat windy when the goats start closing their eyes and their beards get blown sideways." Photo: B. VandenBos

Bridger Range, 2019-10-12

Strong westerly wind scoured snow off high ridgelines and slopes in the northern Bridger Range on Friday (10/11). Photo: B. VandenBos

Northern Gallatin, 2019-10-11

Dry loose snow avalanches were observed on 10/10 as the recent snow settled. From e-mail "...saw some small, solar-initiated, dry loose snow slides in steep, rocky terrain (heads up ice climbers). With a firm surface beneath the new snow, these little guys were picking up steam quickly." Photo: B. VandenBos

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Northern Gallatin, 2019-10-11

Avalanche debris on the saddle near Hyalite Peak. This is indicative of the type of heavily wind loaded terrain near ridgelines where avalanches are most likely this time of year. Photo: B. VandenBos

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Northern Gallatin, 2019-10-11

Skiers on Thursday (10/10) morning reported, "touring up to Blackmore’s east face we found a shallow snowpack that is already showing a few widespread layers. The bottom 5-10cm was weak faceted snow overlaid by 5cm of a sun crust/Ice layer. On top was a few inches of new storm snow. We found the snowpack to be about 30cm’s deep in Blackmore’s east basin at around 9,000ft and above." Photo: C. Kussmaul

Lionhead Range, 2019-10-09

We put up the Lionhead weather station on Tuesday, October 8th. There was 4-6" of snow above 8,000'. Photo: GNFAC

Northern Gallatin, 2019-10-06

Broken off cornice on the saddle between Blackmore and Elephant on 10/5. "Snow was anywhere from inches deep with grass and rocks to hip deep. It was mostly knee deep though. Down in the flats below the bowl there was easily 8-10" fresh and another 2" on my way down..." Photo: @benjacobsenphoto

Northern Madison, 2019-10-05

Ice Climbers on the Sphinx sent this photo from October 3, and noted,

"No snow hazard of much concern on the approach. However, a quick hasty pit in an isolated wind pocket revealed a CT1 on this layer.  ice axe is to the ground." Photo: S. Magro

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Northern Madison, 2019-10-05

Wind transport of snow on Gallatin Peak, October 2, 2019. Photo: B. VandenBos

Northern Gallatin, 2019-10-05

Early season snow on Hyalite Peak, October 2nd. Photo: B. VandenBos

, 2019-10-02

MSU SAW is October 9th from 5-9pm in SUB Ballroom A. www.montana.edu/outdoorrecreation/SAW.html for more info.

Bridger Range, 2019-10-02

The mountains got their first coat of snow at the end of September, though it isn't quite enough to protect you from hitting rocks. Where the snow is drifted provides the best coverage, but is also the most likely place to trigger a small slide. A small slide would be painful if it pushes you into the many exposed rocks. Photo: G. Antonioli

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Bridger Range, 2019-10-02

The mountains got their first coat of snow at the end of September. It isn't quite enough to protect you from hitting rocks. Photo: G. Antonioli

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Northern Gallatin, 2019-09-26

We hiked in to put up the Flanders weather station on 9/25 and found a spotty distribution of 4-6" of snow above 8,000'. Photo: GNFAC

Out of Advisory Area, 2019-09-26

Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

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Out of Advisory Area, 2019-09-26

Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

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Out of Advisory Area, 2019-09-26

Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

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Bridger Range, 2019-08-26

Save The Date for the 21st Annual Powder Blast Fundraiser. October 25 @6:30pm. Tickets here: https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Powder-Blast-2019-35179