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Avalanche danger remains “considerable” in west-central Montana

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 18:05:23-05
Saddle Peak (photo credit: West Central Montana Avalanche Center)

MISSOULA – The avalanche danger remains “considerable” in the Western Montana backcountry.

Travis Craft with the West Central Montana Montana Avalanche Center also notes that dangerous avalanche conditions exist and human triggered avalanches are likely on Tuesday.

Craft notes in his latest advisory that “the forecast area has a weak snowpack. The weak layers in our snowpack are easily triggered by humans. Do not travel below or above runout zones.”

The primary avalanche problem is persistent slabs while another concern is wind slabs. Craft cautions that “dangerous avalanche conditions” and folks should recreate on terrain less than 30 degrees.

Click here to view the latest avalanche advisory.