About 100 Jacksonites gathered to talk about the dangerous backcountry conditions, which could be here to stay for the winter season.
The fatality marks the first-known backcountry skiing death in more than a year and recreators are warned of high avalanche risk for the next several days.
With the ongoing winter storm and spikes in avalanche danger, experts are urging skiers and riders to stay out of terrain that could slide.
The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has long served Northwest Wyoming. Now it’ll also cater to the Big Horn, Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges.
A first-of-its-kind study found that less tree coverage could mean more potential for avalanches to start and longer slide paths.
It’s an opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to prepare for the winter, as more people take to the Teton County backcountry.
Gabrielle Antonioli’s forecasting days start at 4 a.m., when she analyzes weather and snowpack data to help keep mountain-goers safe.
Since the recent storm, the volunteer search & rescue team has already been swamped responding to backcountry incidents.
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