Snow King slides

The slide that ripped on Upper Exhibition around 5:30 p.m. Friday, catching a skier. The avalanche was reported on the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center's observation page. 

The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center reported that a skier-triggered avalanche let loose Friday evening at Snow King Mountain Resort.

The avalanche was publicly reported. The person who logged it reported a 12- to 16-inch crown on Upper Exhibition with propagation, meaning the slab that let loose was over a foot high and continued across the hill a ways at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Snow King slides

A wind loaded avalanche that Snow King Ski Patrol triggered Friday near the ridge of the mountain.

Snow King slides

A pocket of snow mid-slope that released at Snow King Friday. Ski patrol also reported slides above new road cuts as they conducted avalanche mitigation work.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or

Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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(1) comment

Judd Grossman

Clear cuts and road building on the north side have likely increased the avalanche danger. The north side expansion was a huge mistake that has further scarred the hillside while creating ski runs that will rarely be used. Admit your mistake, and don’t crate more clear cuts on the front side.

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