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Natural avalanche events in the Bridger-Teton National Forest backcountry

Avalanche Awareness

Some days the steep slopes are safe, some days they are unstable. 90% of avalanche victims die in slides triggered by themselves or a member of their group. More people are killed during Considerable Avalanche Danger than any other Danger Rating. After 35 minutes, a buried victim has only a 27% chance of survival. The American Avalanche Association recommends all backcountry users take an avalanche safety course taught by a Certified Instructor.

Recognize the Red Flags
  • Recent Avalanches
  • Wind blown snow
  • Signs of unstable snow
  • Heavy snowfall in the past 24hr
  • Persistent weak layers
  • Significant warming or rapidly increasing temperatures
Travel Safe and Be Prepared

Useful Links to Information Provided by Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center

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