Air temperature from the Timberline Station at the Yellowstone Club at 9400 feet.
Average winds from the Timberline station at the Yellowstone Club at 9800 feet.
Bridger Range Gallatin Range Madison Range
Lionhead area near West Yellowstone Cooke City
The avalanche was triggered approximately in the location of the black circle. It was one foot deep for about 6 feet and quickly tapered to just a few inches thick on either side. The skier was in the middle of a turn with his skis pointed downhill when it broke. Had he not been in this position, his parnters are fairly confident he would have been able to either ski off it or self arrest. Photo: T. Turiano
Bridger Range Northern Gallatin Range
Northern Madison Range Cooke City
The upper portion of the couloir is mostly out of view but the hanging snowfield can be seen. The avalanche carried the skier over the cliffs. Photo: GNFAC
The upper portion of the couloir from 2009. Photo: S. Jay
Hanging Garden is a line off the north side of Beehive Peak. It follows a steep ramp/couloir to the edge of a cliff then traverses across a hanging snowfield to a large bowl. Photo: T. Turiano