Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Logan Area Mountains Issued by Toby Weed for Thursday - November 24, 2016 - 6:48am
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Give thanks for some snow! Expect very shallow early season snow cover in the backcountry, with hitting rocks probably more of a concern than potential avalanche danger. Small wind slab avalanches could be possible at the highest elevations on smooth north facing slopes with preexisting snow.

special announcement

USU Outdoor Program is hosting a free Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness talk on Wednesday night, 11-30-2016. more info go.. HERE

You are invited to our annual Pray for Snow fundraiser/party on Wednesday December 7 at the Italian Place in downtown Logan. For tickets and information Go...HERE

current conditions

I'm reading about 5 inches of new snow at the USU Doc Daniel Snotel, and perhaps 7" at Franklin Basin ID. West northwest winds diminished into the single digits overnight, but averaged close to 30 mph for a couple hours around dinner time. It's 12 degrees this morning at 9700' on Logan Peak.

Remember, the Tony Grove Road is a busy shared use area and it's not maintained for driving in the winter, so be prepaired with shovel and winter survival gear...

The early season is a great time to refresh yourself and practice companion rescue techniques with your partners.

recent activity

No avalanches were reported locally, but a skier triggered avalanche occurred on Tuesday afternoon in very steep north facing terrain at the closed Alta Ski Area....

Avalanche Problem 1
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over the next 48 hours

Although still mostly unlikely, small wind slab avalanches may be possible on isolated north facing smooth slopes at the highest elevations.


High pressure will bring a dry and stable airmass to the area today. A mild southwest flow will spread over the region Friday through Saturday before a more active weather pattern develops Saturday night through the early part of next week.

general announcements

Between now and Jan 15th: Donate to the Utah Avalanche Center by shopping at Whole Foods Market Utah! When you visit any Utah Whole Foods Market locations, bring your re-usable bags, Whole Foods will donate a dime per bag to the Utah Avalanche Center - if you say DONATE my bag credit.

Remember your information can save lives. If you see anything we should know about, please help us out by submitting snow and avalanche conditions. You can also call us at 801-524-5304, email by clicking HERE, or include #utavy in your tweet or Instagram.