The following is a news release from the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is issuing a Backcountry Avalanche Warning for the mountains around Cooke City. Heavy snowfall and strong winds have created highly unstable conditions. Natural and human triggered avalanches are likely. The avalanche danger is rated HIGH in the mountains around Cooke City.
Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended and avalanche runout zones should be avoided.
Go to www.mtavalanche.com/current for the most current avalanche information.
This warning will either be terminated or updated by 6:30 AM on Thursday, February 13.