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Snowmobiler escapes avalanche near Cooke City uninjured

3 avalanches were triggered Saturday
Posted at 3:09 PM, Dec 15, 2019

COOKE CITY — A snowmobiler triggered and was caught in an avalanche near Cooke City on Saturday, according to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.

The center said on its website the man was uninjured despite his avalanche getting "trashed" by the 2-to-4 foot, deep hard-slab avalanche.

Three other avalanches were reportedly triggered near Cooke City on Saturday.

The avalanche center said these slides "broke on weak layers below a couple feet of snow that fell last week."

As of Sunday, avalanche danger in the area is listed as "considerable."

The avalanche center advises snowmobiler's avoid riding on and underneath steep slopes.