MCALLISTER—Reader Eric Shores submitted this photo of an avalanche triggered when the group of backcountry skiers he was with traversed a 26-degree slope up South Meadow Creek in the Tobacco Root Mountains last week.
MADISON COUNTY—A 35-year-old California man died on Friday, January 25, after the group of skiers he was a part of triggered an avalanche near Bell Lake in the Tobacco Root Mountains, south of Pony. He was later identified as Benjamin Hirsch McShane of San Francisco.
MADISON COUNTY—In 2018, four fatal avalanches were reported to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC). Overseen by the U.S. Forest Service, the GNFAC covers the Bridger, Madison and Gallatin mountain ranges—from Bozeman to West Yellowstone, Big Sky to Island Park, Idaho.