Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:44 pm Posts: 704 Location: The Magic City
Saw that. Glad everyone's OK. Just issuing a friendly reminder that early season in SW Montana is especially hazardous. Combining the weak snowpack, low coverage and the unbearable psyche of the masses to get out and shred (especially in the north Bridgers since you can usually still drive your car a good ways up into there) is pretty much a recipe for disaster! Here's the GNFAC report for anyone interested: http://www.mtavalanche.com/images/12/av ... l-overview
It basically compiles the data from all the snotels and mountain weather stations for the mountain ranges of southwest Montana and displays them on one page, in an easy-to-read graph. Definitely saves me some time from going between bookmarks. Enjoy!
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:42 am Posts: 34 Location: Bozeman
Hey all. New to the site and splitting. I've been snowboarding for 15 years, slowshoeing and a boot packing for 4 years so I'm not a complete novice in the BC but expect to get out more with appropriate equipment now. Haven't really seen much BC in MT since moving here 2 years ago and didn't get out at all last year due to the crazy snow pack, general demotivation and again equipment. Looking forward to meeting someone of you and contributing in the discussion here. To that end this looks to be a major storm rolling in...
Anyone seen what the old snow has done the past couple weeks? I'm optimistic the warmer temperatures aided the creation a strong base layer for the future snow to sit on, but I don't have any on snow time substantiate these hopes.