Check out the new free online avalanche course series developed by the Utah Avalanche Center. This is a great way to refresh your skills or prepare you for a Backcountry 101 or Level 1 class. https://kbyg.org/learn/
Huge thanks to Park City Professional Ski Patrol Association for hosting last nights avy awareness presentation and to all of you who joined us.
Tonight at 7:00 I'll be talking about current conditions at-
3485 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Clouds are streaming into the region, ahead of a quick hitting storm slated to impact the area later this morning. Currently, temperatures are in the teens and low 20's. South and southwest winds are humming in the 20's and 30's along the high peaks. Recent storms have been good to the eastern front and the Uinta's are white. Riding and turning conditions are about the best they've been in years with snow depths across the range averaging just over 3'.
We are working to get the entire Uinta weather network back online, but got Windy Peak up and running last week. Above is recent hourly data from Trial Lake (9,945') along with wind data from Windy Peak (10,662'). To view more regional weather stations click here.
Plowing is done on Mirror Lake Highway, but Wolf Creek Pass is still open. A lot of people where out over the weekend and many steep slopes surrounding the pass were ridden hard and without incident. However, just 'cause you can see your rig parked near Wolf Creek, doesn't mean the terrain you're choosing to ride is good to go. Remember- if you are getting out and about, be prepared for your own self rescue. Wear and know how to use an avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe.
White, winter pavement brings you to some amazing sights on the eastern front.
The big peaks near the Mirror Lake Highway lookin' mighty white these days.
Yesterday, Ted spotted an old slide on a steep, wind drifted slope of Mt. Marsell.
Otherwise, no significant new avalanche activity to report from the eastern front.
This seasons snowpack and avalanche observations, along with trip reports are found here.