Observation: Cottonwoods and Park City

Observation Date
12/25/2017
Observer Name
UAC staff

Region:

Location Name or Route
Avalanche Activity in Salt Lake area mountains
Comments

Very active day in the Salt Lake mountains - Avalanche reduction work at the resorts resulted in many avalanches breaking mid pack and to the ground, breaking sympathetically to other triggered avalanches.  The avalanches were triggered by both ski cuts and explosives, and unpredictable.  Many were running long distances and some of these were large enough to break a few trees or bury a car.   All elevations on the northerly facing slopes were active, including elevations below 9000 ft.

 

Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
Snow Profile Coordinates