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Northern Gallatin, 2020-01-26

Seen from the summit of Mt. Blackmore in Hyalite on Saturday 1/25. Photo: S. Peterson

Northern Madison, 2020-01-25

Crown of a deep slab avalanche in the North Summit Snowfield at Big Sky Resort triggered using explosives on 1/24/2020. Photo: Big Sky Patrol

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Northern Madison, 2020-01-25

Crown of a deep slab avalanche in the North Summit Snowfield at Big Sky Resort triggered using explosives on 1/24/2020. Photo: Big Sky Patrol

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Northern Gallatin, 2020-01-24

We skied at Mt. Ellis on 1/24/20 and had 3-10' cracks break around our skis. The snowpack is very sugary, unsupportive and weak. Photo: GNFAC

Northern Gallatin, 2020-01-24

The snowpack on Mt. Ellis on January 24, 2020 is shallow and weak. It is not yet unstable, but would only need 6-12" to be very dangerous. Photo: GNFAC

Northern Madison, 2020-01-21

Small snowmobiler triggered avalanche in McAtee Basin. From Instagram: "I watched a snowmobiler set this avalanche off today" T. Chamberlain

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Northern Madison, 2020-01-21

Small snowmobiler triggered avalanche in McAtee Basin. From Instagram: "I watched a snowmobiler set this avalanche off today" T. Chamberlain

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Lionhead Range, 2020-01-21

From email:

"I wanted to make you aware of a snowmobile triggered slide in Lionhead today. Fortunately, I was not injured, was able to stay completely on top, climbed through the majority of the snow wash after seeing it begin to break, and relatively slowly slid down with the last of the moving snow while still on the machine. When I came to a stop, I stood up and was completely free of the snow. Our group is trained in avalanche safety, practiced beacon use prior to leaving town in the morning, were wearing avy gear, and were very fortunate that this ended up the way it did. 

A clear reminder that this can happen to any of us and to be careful out there."

Photo: Anonymous 

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Cooke City, 2020-01-20

A large natural avalanche observed on the southwest face of Wolverine Peak. Photo: D. Wycoff

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Cooke City, 2020-01-20

A large natural avalanche observed on the northwest face of Median Peak. Photo: D. Wycoff

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Cooke City, 2020-01-20

Spotted the crown on our way down from Ripcurl yesterday, we got a closer look today when we toured into High Hayden. N aspect 10200' Photo: H. Coppolillo

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Cooke City, 2020-01-20

Spotted the crown on our way down from Ripcurl yesterday, we got a closer look today when we toured into High Hayden. N aspect 10200' Photo: H. Coppolillo

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Cooke City, 2020-01-20

This cornice triggered avalanche was on a NE facing slope at 9700'. It broke 300' wide, 3-6' deep and 150' vertical. It likely broke on 1/15 or 1/16/2020. Photo: GNFAC

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Cooke City, 2020-01-20

The avalanche broke at the ground when it was triggered by a cornice fall. It broke 3-6' deep and 300' wide. Photo: GNFAC

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Cooke City, 2020-01-20

This avalanche occurred on a heavily wind-loaded slope from a cornice fall. The area is to the north of Lulu Pass and Scotch Bonnet. Photo: GNFAC

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Cooke City, 2020-01-20

Another view of the large natural avalanche on Mt Fox that occurred on 1/14/2020. Photo GNFAC

Cooke City, 2020-01-20

Another view of the large, hard slab avalanche that was snowmobiler triggered on 1/16/2020. Photo: GNFAC

Centennial Range, 2020-01-20

Snowmobiler triggered avalanche near Reas Peak on Sunday, 1/19/20. He was able to ride through it uphill. Photo: R. Gravatt

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Centennial Range, 2020-01-20

Snowmobiler triggered avalanche near Reas Peak on Sunday, 1/19/20. He was able to ride through it uphill. Photo: R. Gravatt

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Northern Madison, 2020-01-20

From obs: "I was on the west side of Pioneer Mtn digging a pit for YC Ski Patrol. I heard a few groups of snowmobiles cruising around the foothills of cedar. I turned and saw two snowmobilers cresting the ridge above the slide pictured as the debris was settling down. The sledders enjoyed the view for a few minutes before turning back the way they came and stumbled upon the slide they had unknowingly triggered. They skirted around the side of the crown and stopped for a few minutes. Based on the height of the rider off his sled, I would estimate the crown to be roughly 10’ at its max height. NE aspect below Cedar" Photo: J. Marcinko

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