An avalanche occurred in the Bridger Mountains late this morning, according to a release from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 11:42 a.m., a skier at Bridger Bowl reported seeing an avalanche just south of the ski area boundary in the area known as the Football Field, according to the release.

Members of sheriff’s Search and Rescue that were already on the mountain searched the area with avalanche transceivers and did not locate a signal. The person who reported the avalanche did not see anyone caught in the slide and, after a search that wrapped up at 12:30 p.m., there was no indication that anyone had been caught in the slide.

The avalanche had a three-foot crown and was about 100 yards wide.

Sheriff Brian Gootkin reminds skiers to check the avalanche forecast and always ski with a partner before heading into the backcountry. The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is following up on conditions and causes of the slide.

Photo courtesy of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

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