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GNFAC Shows You How to Detect Unstable Snow [VIDEO]

If you heard today's Avalanche Report on The Moose, you know that the current Avalanche Danger across southwest Montana is rated as Moderate, but that doesn't mean that slides can not easily be triggered in the backcountry. Mark Staples from the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center demonstrated this yesterday in Cooke City. Check it out.

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Ingus Bajars/ThinkStock
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Backcountry Avalanche Warning Issued in SW Montana

A backcountry avalanche warning has been issued for the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center’s entire advisory area.

Natural avalanche activity is likely on all slopes following heavy snowfall and strong winds that created widespread instability, according to the GNFAC.

The avalanche danger is rated high in the B

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The Football Field Avalanche South Of Bridger Bowl [VIDEO]

With a controlled blast from Bridger Bowl Ski Patrol on January 5th, a large area south of the boundary line slid in a big way. The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center guys went up to check it out the next day. Here's what they found:

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Avalanche Safety on The MOOSE

It's still early season but it's never too early to learn safety in the back country. We're very lucky here in Bozeman to be home of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center....and we're very lucky at The MOOSE to know these guys really well.

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Avalanche Danger Low FOR NOW In Beehive Basin 2/25/2013 [VIDEO]

Doug Chabot of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center spent his Sunday up in Beehive Basin digging a large pit to see how things were looking, and they're looking good FOR NOW. See when that might change:

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Bozeman Man Survives Avalanche On Bridger Peak

A 26 year old Bozeman man is at Deaconess Hospital after surviving being buried in an avalanche today in the Bridger Mountains south of Bridger Bowl.

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Skier Out-Skis Avalanche…With A Backflip [VIDEO]

A Swedish skier triggered an avalanche during a recent downhill event in Switzerland. He outruns it and throws in a backflip! Check out this sick video:

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Photo courtesy of the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
Photo courtesy of the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
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FREE Basic Avalanche Awareness for Women TONIGHT 1/4 – Bozeman REI

There is a FREE avalanche safety course TONIGHT at Bozeman's REI at 6:30pm specifically for women, taught by a woman. DETAILS HERE!

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Avalanche Report Southwest Montana – Avalanches are likely to be triggered this weekend

Heads up in the backcountry.  It's bad out there.

Folks are triggering avalanches from low angled terrain which are propagating far and wide.  Slopes that held early season snow are especially dangerous since the old snow became weak, faceted and sugary.  With 1-2 feet of new snow this week it’s difficult to tell which slope is unstable and which is not.

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Big Sky Skier Killed In Utah Avalanche

The Associate Press reported that 38 year old Big Sky native, Matthew Jamie Pierre, was killed in an avalanche while snowboarding near the Gad Valley in Utah.

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Spring=Snow

Just when I started to think about climbing and biking, the snow starts to fall.  Again.  Although town is dry and my tulips are poking out of the ground, it's full blown winter in the mountains.  

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Republic Peak outside Cooke City
Republic Peak outside Cooke City
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Avalanche Update From Doug Chabot

Don't let the rain in the valleys fool you--there's snow in the mountains.  A few inches around Bozeman and a few feet around West Yellostone and Cooke City.

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