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Bridger Range, 2019-10-31

Avalanche crown north of Bridger Bowl from avalanches that ran on or before (10/29). Photo: G. Antonioli

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Bridger Range, 2019-10-31

From an email, "...here’s a pic from a north facing slope below Thunder Road, about midway up PK. We saw a few more shooting cracks in the flats below the top of PK, and the surface wind slab where this photo was taken was ~10 cm."

Photo: J. Boulange

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Northern Gallatin, 2019-10-30

We found sensitive wind slabs near ridgelines on Mt. Blackmore and evidence of recent cross-loading. Photo: GNFAC

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Northern Madison, 2019-10-30

A skier in Hyalite wrote, "Natural activity that I observed was failing at new/old interface and (generally) occurred in predictable, wind loaded locations near ridge lines. The one exception is the avalanche with the freshest debris; looks like it failed right at the end of the storm in a somewhat sheltered, mid-slope location." Photo: B. VandenBos

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Northern Gallatin, 2019-10-30
A skier in Hyalite wrote, "Natural activity that I observed was failing at new/old interface and (generally) occurred in predictable, wind loaded locations near ridge lines. The one exception is the avalanche with the freshest debris; looks like it failed right at the end of the storm in a somewhat sheltered, mid-slope location." Photo: B. VandenBos
 
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Bridger Range, 2019-10-29

Gusty north wind and moderate snowfall created unstable drifts of snow at Bridger on Monday (10/28). Some slid naturally and some were easily triggered by skiers. Photo: P. Hinz

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Bridger Range, 2019-10-27

From email: "There was 10cm of facets near the ground which led to a stable layer roughly 30cm thick. Propagation at 40cm and 50cm at 17 and 26 swings from the elbow. 22 degree slope. 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Overall snowpack was 80cm."

Photo: R. Emery

Bridger Range, 2019-10-27

Small storm slabs triggered at Bridger on 10/26. From email: "slab formation appeared isolated to leeward sides of midslope terrain features and rollovers as well as at ridgetops". 

Photo: G. Antonioli

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Northern Gallatin, 2019-10-26

From obs.: "Dug a few hasty pits and found the snowpack to be pretty saturated all the way to the ground until around 9,500ft. The upper parts of the Blackmore east face had well over 3ft of snow, and was still dry and faceted at the base. Picture is a pit from around 9,700ft on Blackmore... 115cm deep. Wet snow made up about 2/3rds of the snowpack, on top of a sun crust with dry basal facets below." Photo: C. Kussmaul

Southern Madison, 2019-10-26

Large avalanche observed on 10/25 near Imp Peak in the Taylor Fork. Photo: B. VandenBos

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Southern Madison, 2019-10-26

Large avalanche observed on 10/25 near Imp Peak in the Taylor Fork. 

Photo: B. VandenBos

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Bridger Range, 2019-10-24

The snowpack at Bridger Bowl has an average height of 1.5 feet. It contains a couple layers of crusts (MF crust) and facets (NSF) that could be weak layers below future new snow. Photo: A. Schauer

Bridger Range, 2019-10-24

Snow available for transport in the Bridgers is isolated to upper elevations, as mid/lower the snowpack was wet and warm. Skiers recent activity on Saddle isolated to fresh cornice fall and loose snow sluffing. Photo: G. Antonioli

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Bridger Range, 2019-10-24

The snow still available for transport is isolated to upper elevations, as mid/lower the snowpack was wet and warm. Skiers noted recent activity on Saddle isolated to fresh cornice fall and loose snow sluffing. Photo: G. Antonioli

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Bridger Range, 2019-10-24

The snow still available for transport is isolated to upper elevations, as mid/lower the snowpack was wet and warm. Skiers noted recent activity on Saddle isolated to fresh cornice fall and loose snow sluffing. Photo: G. Antonioli

Northern Gallatin, 2019-10-21

Ice climbers in Hyalite triggered a small avalanche while approaching the Twin Falls ice climb. 

Photo: J. Schuler

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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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