Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Drew Hardesty


Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
(click HERE for tomorrow's danger rating)

Danger Rose Tutorial

With assistance from Leighan Falley from Snowbasin and Alaska Mountain School...

The avalanche danger is mostly LOW. Pockets of MODERATE exist on southerly aspects... pertaining to wet avalanche acitvity. Avoid the steep sun-exposed faces with daytime heating.


Skies remain clear this morning and the temperature at higher altitudes pushing thirty degrees. Winds have picked up in the last few hours, and will remain steady at approximately 25 mph. On sheltered shady aspects, the skiing and riding conditions continue to be very enjoyable, but the high temps of yesterday afternoon have caused the quality of snow on the southern aspects to deteriorate considerably. The next system is due to arrive Friday morning with a pessimistic outlook for precip amounts. Use your imagination...ski your dream line while you can!


No reports of activity from the ogden area mountains, but in the cottonwoods several late day wet sluffs were reported on southerly aspects.


      Over the next 12 hours.

Warm temps persist today. Backountry travellers should continue to excerise caution (especially during the hottest period of the day) on steep, southerly, rocky terrain.


A weakening storm system is due to arrive on friday morning, bringing only a few inches of precip at best. The weather throughout the weekend will be generally unsettled....with a more positive outlook for precip on monday morning.


Wasatch Powderbird Guides operations planning page is here.

The last of the Beaver Mountain Discount tickets have been reduced to $35, with all proceeds going to the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center. Click HERE for details.

The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center Level 2 avalanche class is full.

Tickets are now available for the annual Backcountry Awareness Dinner on February 13th, with registration through the Snowbird Renaissance Center.

Beacon training parks are up and running! There is one at Snowbasin, one on the Park City side at the top of Canyon’s gondola, one in Little Cottonwood near the Snowbird parking structure on the bypass road, and in Big Cottonwood a training park is at the west end of Solitude's lower parking lot.

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UDOT highway avalanche control work info can be found by calling (801) 975-4838. Our statewide toll free line is 1-888-999-4019 (early morning, option 8).

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Your snow and avalanche observations help everyone in the backcountry community. Please let us know what you're seeing by leaving a message at (801) 524-5304 or 1-800-662-4140, or email us at uac@utahavalanchecenter.org. (Fax 801-524-6301).

Ev will update this advisory by 7:30 tomorrow morning.

This information does not apply to developed ski areas or highways where avalanche control is normally done.  This advisory is from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.

This advisory provided by the USDA Forest Service, in partnership with:

The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation, Utah Division of Emergency Management, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake Unified Fire Authority and the friends of the La Sal Avalanche Center. See our Sponsors Page for a complete list.