MISSOULA – An avalanche warning remains in effect for backcountry terrain in the Bitterroot mountains from Granite Pass south to Lost Trail Pass and the Rattlesnake Mountains.
The West Central Montana Avalanche Center reports the current avalanche danger is “high” and that very dangerous avalanche conditions are present.
Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended on Tuesday and human triggered avalanches are very likely, and natural avalanches are likely.
Meanwhile, the southern Mission Mountains and southern Swan Mountains the avalanche danger is “considerable.”
The Center’s Travis Craft notes that between 12″ and 20″ of snow has fallen in the Bitterroot mountains and the Rattlesnake.