JACKSON, Wyo. — Avalanche danger has increased to considerable across the entire Teton forecast area.

According to Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center’s (BTAC) daily forecast, avalanches can be triggered today in steep, wind loaded terrain at the mid and upper elevations. Terrain near peaks and ridges particularly in and around cliffs are most susceptible to failure. Backcountry users should avoid areas that appear steep and wind loaded, or deeper than surrounding terrain.

“The mountains will be busy today, make conservative decisions to ensure a safe holiday season,” said BTAC. 

In the last week, field observations on the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center’s website report patterns of collapsing and cracking in the Tetons and on Togwotee Pass along with several reported avalanches including one yesterday on Snow King Mountain. The avalanche on Snow King was the result of explosive control work, it was not from the general public. 

“If you choose to recreate in the backcountry please ensure you are making the correct decisions for those in your group as well as others,” said Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF).

“If you see a slide submit the information as it helps us establish trends, create models and provide the users with better information,” said BTNF.

Visit the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center’s website here to view forecasts, observations or to submit a report.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.