Be cautious of avalanche dangers throughout mountain country. Mountain recreators should carry avalanche beacons, shovels, and probe poles for locating people buried under the snow (and know how to use them) and a portable radio to summon help.
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The following resources are provided to help you learn more about avalanche safety and to check current conditions:
This site provides links to avalanche centers across the US, as well as other valuable avalanche information:
The site also provides information about avalanche awareness skills, such as:
The GNFAC covers a large area including the Bridger, Gallatin, Madison, and Washburn Ranges, the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone, and the mountains around Cooke City. This site provides:
The GCAC region is approximately 10,000 square miles in Northwest Montana. Their Web site provides:
Sponsored by the West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation (WCMAF), this Web site provides avalanche information about West Central Montana. Check for: