Historical Local News Coverage about Teton Pass Snowsheds

A bridge was built during the late 1960s across the Glory slide path, but it was destroyed by an avalanche in 1970 before it opened to traffic.

 

Discussion about avalanche hazard mitigation and snowsheds on Teton Pass has a long history. Below, we have collected local news snapshots in the timeline of the issue on Teton Pass:

1970: A story reporting that avalanche control on Teton Pass started that year

1971: A story proclaiming that “sheds are the ultimate answer”

1989: A series of stories…1, 2, 3, 4, 5…about the Teton county commission considering funding Teton Pass snowshed construction and about a feasibility study undertaken that year stating that the cost of the Glory shed would have been about $8m. Another story later reported the Teton County Commission postponed construction till 1993. Of course, construction never happened.

 

Don Fisher’s plow truck lies partially uncovered after he was dug from the cab following a 1985 avalanche down Glory Slide. Photo by Angus M. Thuermer Jr.

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