Update: Granite County Sheriff confirms death in avalanche near Altoona Lakes area


PHILIPSBURG, Mont. - On Monday, search and rescue crews responded to an avalanche northeast of Philipsburg in the Altoona Lakes area.

Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson said a male was skiing in a remote area when he was caught and buried in the slide. The man did not survive. Granite County Dispatch said the call came in around 2:30 Monday afternoon, and that search and rescue headed toward Altoona Ridge Lodge.

Dunkerson said the man was with a group of people.

He was not able to tell us any other information, and said they are not yet releasing the name of the victim.

Check back here for updates as we continue to get more information.