Avalanche fatality near Saddle Peak

Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-14 19:00:24-04

BOZEMAN – Saturday morning at 11:00, 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.

Witnesses reported seeing an avalanche of 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.

Identification of the victim will be released pending notification of next of kin.

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