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SNOW AND COLD CONTINUE - APRIL 27, 2017

Park Headquarters received almost a foot of new snow overnight last night!  April has been a very wet and cold month in the Tetons, leaving near-record snow depths intact in the mountains above 9,000 feet.  The mountains above 9,000 feet have received up to 50 inches (3.5-4" SWE) of new snow with winds gusting up to 50 mph in the past 72 hours!  

Additional precipitation and/or warming temperatures have the potential to create dangerous avalanche conditions during the upcoming months of May and June.  Backcountry users should remain extremely cautious with route selection and timing in the high country while negotiating this transitional snow pack.  The Bridger Teton Avalanche Center is no longer issuing avalanche forecasts for this winter season, however, their website still provides access to relevant weather station data.    

Park snowplows back in action this morning! - 4.27.17