Avalanche season arrives in the Bridger-Teton

Nov 21, 2011

A storm bringing more than 2 feet of snow to parts of Bridger-Teton National Forest last week is raising
alarms about the risk of avalanches just as skiers begin entering the backcountry.

Forecasters at Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center
elevated the slide danger to "considerable" at upper elevations.
Officials say that more than 16 inches fell at Grand Targhee Ski Resort Thursday, with
an additional 10 inches expected through the weekend.

The storm might set up ski areas well for their openings. Grand
Targhee plans to open Friday and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort the
day after. Snow King is shooting to open Dec. 10 but may
re-evaluate.