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Sled Fest 2019 is in Cooke City this Saturday! T-shirt sales (pictured) and raffle proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Avalanche Center. Thanks @skidooin_it and @markass406 for organizing. Event details on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/2290792671007553/
Sled Fest 2019 is in Cooke City this Saturday! T-shirt sales (pictured) and raffle proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Avalanche Center. Thanks @skidooin_it and @markass406 for organizing. Event details on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/2290792671007553/
Last night (5/15) a wet slab released naturally on Saddle Peak. The debris ran a long distance compared to similar sized dry slabs that often occur on this path. Be aware of steep terrain above you during warm, sunny days or during heavy rain. The snowpack has recently become wet and unstable with the warmest temperatures of the year, and forecast heavy rain can create further wet snow instability. Photo: R. Elliott/BBSP

A deep snowpack still exists and avalanches are possible into June. See our forecast page for general spring info. #gnfacobs
Link to avalanche details and crown photo: https://www.mtavalanche.com/node/20710
Last night (5/15) a wet slab released naturally on Saddle Peak. The debris ran a long distance compared to similar sized dry slabs that often occur on this path. Be aware of steep terrain above you during warm, sunny days or during heavy rain. The snowpack has recently become wet and unstable with the warmest temperatures of the year, and forecast heavy rain can create further wet snow instability. Photo: R. Elliott/BBSP A deep snowpack still exists and avalanches are possible into June. See our forecast page for general spring info. #gnfacobs Link to avalanche details and crown photo: https://www.mtavalanche.com/node/20710

GNFAC News

Fund-Raiser for the Friends of GNFAC. Support avalanche awareness, education and information throughout southwest Montana. Tickets and info.

May 3-4th, Give Big online fundraising campaign! This is our one-and-only financial appeal to our users.

Sledders, mark your calendar for May 19, the 2nd Annual Sled Fest in Cooke City. It’s a fundraiser for the Friends of the Avalanche Center and there will be a DJ, raffle prizes and BBQ on the mountain.

Alex Marienthal and Doug Chabot provide a few thoughts about why you should read the daily advisory. As the season wears on, don't get "Advisory Fatigue." There is a lot of winter still to come!

Resources

Weather Stations

Weather Stations provide the GNFAC forecasters with information on snowfall, wind and temps from around the region. The Weather Log summarizes this daily.

Avalanche Education

GNFAC partners with groups around the region to provide evening avalanche classes, plus full day and multi-day courses, including some weekend field days. All our class offerings, along with courses from other providers, are on our Education Calendar.

Placenames

Use this map to find the locations of unfamiliar places mentioned in the advisory. Also take a look at our glossary of avalanche terms.

Support

Donate to the Friends of GNFAC; or order DVDs or 'Snow Sense' avalanche safety handbook.