There have been several avalanches statewide this year. Unfortunately, this recent avalanche proved to be deadly. We are so grieved that this has happened.
COOKE CITY – The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center reports that two snowmobilers were caught and killed in an avalanche on Scotch Bonnet Mountain to the north of Cooke City on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.
At the time of the avalanche, four riders were on the slope. Two were able to escape. All eight members of the group had rescue equipment. The avalanche broke 5’ deep and approximately 300’ wide on a southeast-facing slope.
Members of Park County Sheriff Search and Rescue arrived to assist with rescue and recovery efforts.
Investigators are in Cooke City now and will release further details as they become available.
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