News December 26, 2014

New Drifted Snow Could Bring Avalanches

by Jackson Hole. Media

Bridger Teton Avalanche CenterWith the generous snowfall in recent days and the strong winds seen in the area Christmas Day, the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center is reporting considerable avalanche danger in the Teton area at higher elevations and moderate danger below. Avalanche forecasters point out that the potential also persists at the high elevations to trigger older hard slabs that lie upon hard crusts that formed in early December. One that ran naturally just outside the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Christmas Eve ran a mile but was considered small. The danger at all elevations of the Togwotee Pass area is moderate. Still, before setting out, recreationists are urged to check the latest avalanche forecasts. The mountain weather and avalanche hazard reports are available at jhavalanche.org, or by calling 733-2664.

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