The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is issuing a Backcountry Avalanche Warning for the Bridger and northern Gallatin Ranges as well as the mountains outside Cooke City. Heavy snowfall since Saturday has been deposited on a weak snowpack.  Strong winds at all elevations have loaded slopes further.  The avalanche danger is rated HIGH on all slopes.

Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist in these ranges.  Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended and avalanche runout zones should be avoided.  This warning expired Wednesday morning.  Check www.mtavalanche.com/current for timely avalanche information.