12th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions November 2.

Avalanche: Salt Lake foothills

Observer Name
Julie M
Observation Date
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Avalanche Date
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Region
Salt Lake foothills
Location Name or Route
Mueller Park pipeline
Elevation
5,900'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Skier
Depth
6"
Width
15'
Comments
Skier triggered two small avalanches which carried skier's 45 lb dog about 100'. Dog was running down the fall line and got caught in shallow avalanche and swept into a stand of trees in a gully. Dog was partially buried but dug himself out. All five skiers are okay and the additional 3 skiers behind the trigger did not trigger additional slides. There were several other witnesses outside of the ski group nearby.
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