Gallatin County and Montana as a whole is home to some of the most talented avalanche specialists in the country. The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is based in Bozeman but here you'll find information on all things "Montanan Avalanche".

GET THE VERY LATEST AVALANCHE FORECAST FROM THE GNFAC HERE

When you're headed into the back country, it's crucial to always have the right gear and know how to use it. (Having an avalanche beacon but not using it correctly is pointless and could be deadly!) Want some tips on how to be prepared? The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center can help:

You can also find educational classes put on by the GNFAC HERE. Some classes and courses are quick and indoors. Others are more extensive 'field classes'. Many offerings are free and you'll find them being held all season long.