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Avalanche danger is high in the Tetons today

Avalanche danger is high in the Tetons today

(Jackson, Wyo.) - According to the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center , the current avalanche nowcast for the Teton Area is high. The warning is at a level 4, which is high and the warning will remain in effect until about midnight tonight. It states that there are very dangerous avalanche conditions and traveling in avalanche terrain in not recommended. The avalanche advisory states that, "Four to five feet of snow has fallen over the last week. Snowfall has and continues to be accompanied by strong southwest to northwest winds. Wind slabs could be easily triggered by riders or skiers at all elevations and all aspects. Natural avalanche activity is also likely above 9000 feet today. Once triggered these slabs could cause the failure of persistent deep slabs that lie upon weak snow near the base of the snowpack. Yesterday a snowboarder died in large avalanche with a two foot crown on the Pyramid which is located just to the south of Jensen Canyon. Travel above 9000 feet is not recommended today and cautious route finding and decision making is essential. Known avalanche paths and their run out zones should simply be avoided and safer, low angle, conservative terrain should be the focus of any backcountry travelers." See more information on today's avalanche forecast here. *Feature Photo: A skier walks up Teton Pass today / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news