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WINTER UPDATE - FEBRUARY 24, 2017

It has been a busy winter in Grand Teton National Park, with near-record amounts of snow in the mountains and the valley.  The continuous severe winter weather has kept rangers busy with highway closures, highway bison herding, numerous vehicle slide-offs and accidents, plus a handful of backcountry rescues to boot!  Teton Village lost power for nearly a week after the most recent major storm system knocked down several large power lines about two weeks ago!

The Teton Range currently has a very deep snow pack with settled snow depths of around eight to eleven feet at the 9,000 foot level.  For detailed information on the current avalanche hazard in Grand Teton National Park, please visit the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center website.   

Rangers on a recent rescue along the GTNP/JHMR boundary - 2.22.17