On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 a skier-triggered avalanche occurred in Sacajawea Bowl in Southwest Montana. The slope that this occurred on is 47 degrees steep and NE facing. The crown of the avalanche was 15.75″ and occurred in a snowpack that was just over 45″ deep. Thankfully, no one was injured in this slide.
The avalanche occurred about 30 miles north of Bozeman, MT. Yes, it’s early October, but avalanches can happen at anytime. It’s important to know before you go and stay safe while venturing out in the backcountry.