Sometimes perfect looking skies mean dangerous avalanche conditions. Visible weather can be very different than 'Avalanche Weather'.

Want to get the details about area avalanche conditions? Then get to know the weather stations that the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center monitors for things like wind speeds.

Wind loaded slopes in the back country can be a skier or hiker's worst nightmare.

Knowing the conditions (and recent history!) of where you're playing is the most important thing you can do to keep your party safe.

The GNFAC website leads you to crucial weather stations and webcams that are worth bookmarking if you're active in the back country.

Check often and KNOW SNOW!

GNFAC - Conditions Map