Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Uintas Area Mountains Issued by Craig Gordon for Saturday - October 4, 2014 - 10:55am
special announcement

Welcome back... we missed you!

A few early season storms have dusted the high peaks and we're busy installing weather stations, updating our education programs, and gearing up for some killer events-

Join us for a great time and a great cause. The Utah premiere of Boondockers 11 will be at Brewvies in Salt Lake City on Thursday October 23rd. This year there will be 2 separate showings, at 6:30 and 8:30. Doors open at 5:30, with the first showing starting at 6:30. Entry is $15 and includes pizza and nachos provided by the Utah Snowmobile Association.

Click here for 6:30 show- Boondockers at Brewvies 6:30 show

Click here for 8:30 show- Boondockers at Brewvies 8:30 show

The 7th annual Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop will be held Sat, Nov 1 at the Southtowne Expo Center in Sandy. This is the best way we know of to quickly up your avalanche game in a single day as 700 avalanche professionals and high level recreational riders get together to share the latest thinking in the avalanche community in a professional-level workshop. Think you know your stuff? Or have some experience but want to take it to the next level? Come spend the day with us. It's going to be raining that day anyway. The afternoon session is open to the public.

Here's the schedule with a great sled specific talk slated for 3:35-3:55

13:00-18:30 Public Session

13:00-13:05 Welcome

13:05-13:15 Utah Winter Review 2013-14 A look back at the events that shaped the winter of 2013-14

13:15-13:35 Deep Slabs- Meteorological variables associated with deep slab avalanche on persistent weak layers. Alex Marienthal

13:40-14:00 Persistent Weak Layers- Using voluntary avalanche reports to identify the longevity of weak layers and how it translates to human triggered avalanches. Andy Paradis

14:05-14:25 Gimme Shelter- A physical, spiritual, and psychedelic review of a historic avalanche cycle in the western Uinta Mountains. Craig Gordon

14:30- 14:50 Insights into the Future of Avalanche Education- We'll share and discuss a current proposal to revise the US avalanche education track to better target each student's needs. Ben Pritchett

14:50-15:05 Break

15:10-15:30 Puckerface- Human factors that lead to a tragic avalanche accident in the Jackson Hole backcountry. Alex Do

15:35-15:55 Northern Bear Range Avalanche Accident- A day of snowmobiling turns into a struggle to save a riders life. Matt Morgan

16:00-16:20 Fairy Meadows- A review of an avalanche accident in a remote mountain setting. Linda Andrus

16:25-16:35 GPS Tracking- An update of data received from the 2014 winter season. Jordy Hendrix

16:40-17:00 Social Contract in the Backcountry- How we manage terrain. Drew Hardesty

17:05-17:30 Secrets of Wasatch Snow- A new book exposing the myths and explaining the reality of deep powder and mountain weather in Utah and around the world. Prof. Jim Steenburgh

17:30-18:30 Social … woohoo!

Not feeling the love yet in Ogden? Bring the family and join us at Cinepointe 6 on Wed Nov 5 with the Boondockers crew for another showing of Boondockers 11. Details up on our calendar soon.

Now is the time to contact us if you want to schedule a free avalanche awareness talk for your group, club, or shop.

Shoot me an email- craig@uathavalanchecenter.org

general announcements

Remember your information can save lives. If you see anything we should know about, please participate in the creation of our own community avalanche advisory by submitting snow and avalanche conditions.   You can call me directly at 801-231-2170, email craig@utahavalanchecenter.org, or email by clicking HERE

This is a great time of year to schedule a free avalanche awareness presentation for your group or club. You can contact me at 801-231-2170 or email craig@utahavalanchecenter.org

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The information in this advisory is from the US Forest Service which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.

See you back here when the snow flies!