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Northern Gallatin, 2019-01-26

A skier in Hyalite reported widespread avalanche activity in the Divide drainage. From the email: "Saw this set of crowns just to the looker's left of Divide Peak proper.  Appear to be cornice triggered, I suspect they all released sympathetically, maybe sometime yesterday.  Impressively connected, definite PWL issue. SE aspect. Crowns spanned nearly 1/2 mile of terrain." Photo: B. VandenBos

Northern Gallatin, 2019-01-26

A skier in Hyalite reported widespread avalanche activity in the Divide drainage. From the email: "Saw this set of crowns just to the looker's left of Divide Peak proper.  Appear to be cornice triggered, I suspect they all released sympathetically, maybe sometime yesterday.  Impressively connected, definite PWL issue. SE aspect. Crowns spanned nearly 1/2 mile of terrain." Photo: B. VandenBos

Northern Gallatin, 2019-01-26

A skier in Hyalite reported widespread avalanche activity in the Divide drainage. From the email: "Saw this set of crowns just to the looker's left of Divide Peak proper.  Appear to be cornice triggered, I suspect they all released sympathetically, maybe sometime yesterday.  Impressively connected, definite PWL issue. SE aspect. Crowns spanned nearly 1/2 mile of terrain." Photo: B. VandenBos

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Bridger Range, 2019-01-26

A group with the MSU advanced avalanches class found multiple slab avalanches that released at various times during this week's storm. Three of the slides ran for a large portion of their slide path. This debris pile was from an avalanche that likely failed Friday morning, and was large enough to break small trees in the slide path. Ski tracks nearby suggest this avalanche was skier-triggered. Photo: A. Schauer

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Northern Gallatin, 2019-01-26

This avalanche on Wheeler Mountain failed right next to one that occurred on the same slope earlier in the week. Photo: G. Antonioli

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Bridger Range, 2019-01-26

A skier unintentionally triggered a slab avalanche in the northern Bridgers. The group did not notice any avalanche activity on the snowmobile ride in to the zone. They dug a pit and found poor snow structure and propagation in the new snow layer in stability tests. From the email: "About halfway up my hike I heard a wumpf and started getting carried down. I was carried about 90 yards, I got fully buried for the middle 30 yards but finally surfaced and came to a stop. My two friends were on their sleds over to the side of the face and had eyes on my the whole time. We all had the proper equipment but luckily didn’t need to use it. The crown broke about 40 yards above me, looked about 3.5 ft deep, it went across the 40 yard wide couloir and continued down and around some cliffs another 20 yards." Photo: C. Histon

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Northern Gallatin, 2019-01-26

Skiers near lick creek intentionally triggered this avalanche that failed below the recent snow. From the email: "Ski cut a wind loaded soft slab on 34 degree headwall dropping into Bozeman Cr. drainage. Slope fractured and ran short ways, 100 feet from crown to toe. Crown was 75 feet across and 20 inches deep." Photo: Kenna

Northern Gallatin, 2019-01-26

Skiers near lick creek intentionally triggered this avalanche that failed below the recent snow. From the email: "Ski cut a wind loaded soft slab on 34 degree headwall dropping into Bozeman Cr. drainage. Slope fractured and ran short ways, 100 feet from crown to toe. Crown was 75 feet across and 20 inches deep." Photo: Kenna

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Bridger Range, 2019-01-26

A skier unintentionally triggered a slab avalanche in the northern Bridgers. The group did not notice any avalanche activity on the snowmobile ride in to the zone. They dug a pit and found poor snow structure and propagation in the new snow layer in stability tests. From the email: "About halfway up my hike I heard a wumpf and started getting carried down. I was carried about 90 yards, I got fully buried for the middle 30 yards but finally surfaced and came to a stop. My two friends were on their sleds over to the side of the face and had eyes on my the whole time. We all had the proper equipment but luckily didn’t need to use it. The crown broke about 40 yards above me, looked about 3.5 ft deep, it went across the 40 yard wide couloir and continued down and around some cliffs another 20 yards." Photo: C. Histon

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Northern Madison, 2019-01-26

From YCSP: "One of our patrollers spotted a snowmobile triggered avalanche on Cedar Mountain this afternoon. The patroller reported a track entering and exiting the path. The slope was NE facing at approximately 8,600’." Photo: YCSP

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Bridger Range, 2019-01-26
Bridger Range, 2019-01-26

A skier triggered this slide around two o'clock in Bradley's Meadow on 1/26. From e-mail: "The snow propagated when I made my first turn on a convex roll above the slope skiers right of the main meadow, just before the flat area before going up The Ramp. The slab broke right under my feet and propagated 20-25 feet on either side of me. The crown was 7" deep where I triggered it but some spots of it were as deep as 13". My friends and I decided that the slide was R3 and D1-D2. Luckily I was able to ski out of the slide right when it propagated so no one was caught in it."

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Out of Advisory Area, 2019-01-26

Crown and upper part of path of avalanche that was triggered by a group of four skiers. Two were partially buried (1 injured, 1 killed) on 1/25/19. They were all ascending and near the top of the path when the avalanche broke. The top two skiers held onto trees as the avalanche pushed by them. Photo: GNFAC

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Out of Advisory Area, 2019-01-26

Crown of avalanche that was triggered by a group of four skiers. Two were partially buried (1 injured, 1 killed) on 1/25/19. They were all ascending and near the top of the path when the avalanche broke. The top two skiers held onto trees as the avalanche pushed by them. Photo: GNFAC

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Out of Advisory Area, 2019-01-26

Crown of avalanche that was triggered by a group of four skiers. Two were partially buried (1 injured, 1 killed) on 1/25/19. They were all ascending and near the top of the path when the avalanche broke. The top two skiers held onto trees as the avalanche pushed by them. Photo: GNFAC

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Out of Advisory Area, 2019-01-26

Looking uphill from where the victim was partially buried against a tree. A group of four skiers were caught, and two were partially buried (1 injured, 1 killed) on 1/25/19. The other partially buried skier was 200' lower. They were all ascending and near the top of the path when the avalanche broke. The top two skiers held onto trees as the avalanche pushed by them. Photo: GNFAC

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Out of Advisory Area, 2019-01-26

Looking downhill past where the victim was partially buried against a tree. A group of four skiers were caught, and two were partially buried (1 injured, 1 killed) on 1/25/19. The other partially buried skier was 200' lower. They were all ascending and near the top of the path when the avalanche broke. The top two skiers held onto trees as the avalanche pushed by them. Photo: GNFAC

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Out of Advisory Area, 2019-01-26

Overview of avalanche path where a group of four skiers were caught, and two were partially buried (1 injured, 1 killed) on 1/25/19. Crown is marked by black line and location of partial burial/deceased is tip of red arrow. The other partially buried skier was 200' lower. They were all ascending and near the top of the path when the avalanche broke. The top two skiers held onto trees as the avalanche pushed by them. Photo: GNFAC

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Out of Advisory Area, 2019-01-26

Location (red dot) of skier that was partially buried and killed in an avalanche near Bell Lake on 1/25/19. Photo: GNFAC

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Bridger Range, 2019-01-25

Deep section of crown of a large natural avalanche on the West side of the Bridgers behind Bridger Bowl on morning of 1/24. Photo: BBSP

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