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Avalanche danger raised to "HIGH" for parts of Bridger Range

By KTVM Staff
Published On: Jan 29 2013 08:58:41 AM MST
Updated On: Jan 29 2013 08:59:25 AM MST

BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center raised the avalanche danger to "HIGH" in parts of the Bridger Mountains.

The "HIGH" danger rating covers all wind loaded slopes and slopes greater than 35 degrees.

That means natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely.  Travel into avalanche terrain is not recommended at this point.

The danger on all other slopes is "CONSIDERABLE."

According to the GNFAC, continued snow fall could raise the danger in the Southern Gallatin, Southern Madison and Lionhead area around West Yellowstone.

The danger is currently listed as "CONSIDERABLE" on wind loaded slopes and "MODERATE" everywhere else. 

We have links to current avalanche conditions on nbcmontana.com