Avalanche Dangers In The Big Horn Mountains

Significant snowpacks in the Big Horn Mountains has increased the avalanche danger to people enjoying the winter weather conditions. Although the Big Horn Mountains does not have an official avalanche center to issue a danger scale, most surrounding locations such as the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center and Teton National Forest all have rated the avalanche danger in their locations as considerable or moderate.

There have been two unconfirmed reports of individuals being partially buried in small avalanches in the Big Horn Mountains. There has been one person killed in an avalanche in Wyoming this year. As a reminder, avoid enjoying winter recreational activities alone and always tell someone where you will be and when you will be home. A probe, beacon and shovel are important tools to have when enjoying the mountain snow. Avalanche information, education and tools can be found at www.avalanche.org    

You can always find updates and important information at the Sheridan County website https://www.sheridancounty.com