December 14

The Avalanche Warning for the Banner Summit and Sawtooth & Western Smoky Zones has expired, but the avalanche danger remains HIGH in these zones. Stay off of and out from beneath all steep slopes in these areas. Dangerous conditions also exist in the Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns and Soldiers & WR Valley Mtns zones, especially on upper elevation slopes with evidence of wind drifting.

Thanks to everyone who is taking the time to submit your observations so far this year! To view observations from the forecasters at the avalanche center and those shared by local professionals and the public, visit our observations page. And don’t be shy to share yours, every bit helps and we won’t post them publicly if you chose. 

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