December 12

An Avalanche Warning is in effect for the Banner Summit and Sawtooth & Western Smoky Zones. Stay off of and out from beneath all steep slopes in these areas. 

There is a new General Avalanche Information product for the Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns and Soldier & Wood River Valley Mtns zones.  The Avalanche Danger will increase during today’s storm. We will begin Daily Avalanche Forecasts, with danger ratings, tomorrow morning.  

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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