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

Forecast for the Uintas Area Mountains

Issued by Craig Gordon for Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 4:45am
Special Announcements
While we're waiting for the snow to fly, there's a couple of upcoming events we hope to see you at-
6:00 Thursday October 10th at Weller's Recreation
Boondockers 16 Utah Premiere and Fundraiser - October 26th at the Brewvies. Get tickets HERE.
12th Annual Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop - USAW will be November 2nd this year.
Register HERE for the regular Saturday session.
There is a special morning session on Saturday specifically for snowmobilers. Register for that session HERE.
Weather and Snow
The first snows arrived September 9th and a few more flakes fell towards the end of the month, but most old snow has melted off... and that's a good thing.
It'll be a minute or two before we're riding, but in the mean time here's a few things to remember:
  1. Hitting rocks and stumps is a real danger. Don't end your season before it starts with an injury from hitting one of these obstacles.
  2. Avalanches are a real possibility. It doesn't matter if you are hiking, hunting, skiing, etc., be prepared with rescue gear and a partner. Many people have died during early season snow storms. Listen to this podcast episode about a bad day in November 2011 when many avalanches were triggered and pro skier Jamie Pierre died.
  3. Ski resorts all have different uphill travel policies. Some are closed, like Snowbird, others are open. These closed resorts can be great places to get in a little skiing especially in you know of a rock free slope, but it should be treated as backcountry terrain. More info HERE but check with each resort for the latest info.
You wouldn't want to run into this crew in a dark alley, but I was sure stoked they helped me get the Uinta weather network up and running. Big thanks to Sean with the NWS and Tyler from Wasatch SAR (pictured here) along with Steve (NWS) and our main man Ted Scroggin (FS/UAC).
Click here for real time Uinta winds, temperatures, and snow depth.
General Announcements
This is a great time of year to schedule one of our free avy awareness presentations.
You can email me directly craig@utahavalanchecenter.org

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