Special backcountry avalanche warning issued for Northwest Montana

Skiing or snowmobiling in the backcountry is risky business right now . . .

A special backcountry avalanche warning was issued Sunday for the mountains of Northwest Montana.

Avalanche danger is “high” for areas between 4,500 feet and 7,500 feet, according to Flathead National Forest avalanche expert Stan Bones.

Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended, according to the advisory. The warning applies to the Mission, Swan, Flathead, Lewis and Continental Divide mountain ranges.

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More reading: avalanche advisory at the Flathead National Forest web site.