A close call Saturday afternoon, as 4 snowmobilers who were buried in an avalanche northeast of Missoula all survived, and were able to ride out on their own, according to Seeley Lake Search and Rescue.
If cold temperatures and snow stay, snowmobilers will likely be able to hit the trails up near Lolo Pass soon. According to Missoulasnowgoers.org, grooming has already begun. "They are going to start grooming in the next six to seven days due to the recent cold temperatures and snow we'…
UPDATE - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11. Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the victim in Monday afternoon's back country avalanche in the Altoona Lakes area was identified as Peter Maxwell, 27, of Missoula.
Today, March 11, the Western Montana Avalanche Center released its preliminary study of the Mt. Jumbo avalanche that plowed into Van Buren Street, killing one woman and trapping three others almost two weeks ago.