Complete Guide to Current SW Montana Avalanche Conditions
Montana is a winter wonderland playground, but that playground comes with avalanche dangers. Thankfully, we are home to one of the best Avalanche Centers in the country with the best people, info and resources within the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.
We are very serious about supplying you with the most accurate information to enjoy the back country and all that Montana has to offer. "Know Snow" is a phase often used around here and it can save lives. Avalanches and other winter elements can be deadly. Knowledge and up-to-date conditions are crucial.
Avalanche activity within the GNFAC territory can be seen here in a clear list including location, triggers and size. You'll also find pictures, detailed descriptions and follow-up reports for the GNFAC forecasters. They constantly travel into the field to personally asses conditions and avalanche activity.
Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
PO Box 130
Bozeman, MT 59771
10 East Babcock St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
2nd Floor of the downtown Post Office, Room 290
There are ski area weather station links: Bridger Bowl (Bridger Ridge, Bridger Lift, Bridger Lift Midway, Slushmans, Alpine Station, Base Area, Cabin, Brackett Creek SNOTEL, Sacajawea SNOTEL). Yellowstone Club (Timber Station, Andesite, American Spirit, Yellowstone Club Base, Great Bear), Big Sky Resort.
Want to just pick up the phone and get the latest avalanche report from the GNFAC? You can call anytime: Advisory Phone: 406-587-6981. If you're planning a trip today into the back country, you'll find detailed observations for each region within the reporting area.
The GNFAC crews can't be everywhere at once, so if you observe dangerous conditions or cracking on the slopes...let them know. The more we share valuable information with other outdoor enthusiasts, the better. The mission is to have fun and keep everyone as safe as possible.