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Blog: Annual Report 2015

Here is the Annual Report for 2014-15. Click on the attachment for the complete report.

In short, the unprecedented 2014-15 season smashed all previous records for the least amount of snow and the warmest temperatures since records began at Alta in the 1940’s. The previous record for the least amount of snow at the Alta Guard Station was 314 inches in the infamous 1976-77 season. This season only 267.5 inches fell from November 1st through April 30th.

But the good news…Utah had only one fatality instead of the average of four. We had 116 unintentional, human triggered avalanches reported to us, 26 people caught in avalanches and 3 injured. Nationally avalanche deaths were down as well with 11, well under the average of close to 30.