Montana Outdoors

Feb 23, 2014 3:24 PM by KPAX News Staff

Backcountry avalanche danger hiked in Northwest Montana

KALISPELL - The Flathead Avalanche Center reports that the avalanche hazard is rated as now "considerable" in the backcountry of Northwest Montana, and that human triggered avalanches are likely.

The Center reports that avalanche conditions still exist, and that "careful snow pack evaluation, cautious route finding, and conservative decision making remain essential."

Folks should also stay out of the runout zones, especially terrain traps. Click here to view the latest avalanche advisory.

A snowmobiler from Libby dies Saturday after getting caught in a snow slide in the West Cabinet Mountains, southwest of Troy.

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