Avalanche kills one person near Bridger Bowl

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was dispatched to the area of Saddle Peak just south of the Bridger Bowl Ski Area for an avalanche around 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

Witnesses reported seeing an avalanche on Skyline run off Saddle Peak that had caught at least one person.

Search and rescue volunteers at Bridger Bowl were supported by 25 rescuers, avalanche dogs and a helicopter.

Authorities have not released the identity of the victim.

The investigation is being conducted by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.

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