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 barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

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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