Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Bruce Tremper


Through a generous donation by Backcountry.com to our partners the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center we will continue forecasting until April 24th. I will issur a combination of early morning weekend forecasts and mid week afternoon updates, with weekend only updates for the Logan and Uintas area mountains. Thank You!!


Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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There is a MODERATE (Level 2) danger of wet sluffs on steep slopes as they heat up in the sun today. You may find them on all aspects and elevations. Stay off of and out from underneath steep slopes when they get soggy today. There is also a MODERATE (Level 2) danger of lingering wind slabs along high elevation ridges and peaks.


A foot of nice powder got manky in a hurry yesterday when the sun came out in the afternoon. Expect crusty conditions on all but the high north. It's a chilly 15 degrees this morning but expect it to warm fast.


There were a number of both intentional and unintentional human triggered soft slabs in the backcountry yesterday. Most were a foot or less deep and quite soft. See my video from Little Cottonwood Canyon and other observations. One person was caught, pushed into a tree and partly buried on

Kessler Peak



      Over the next 8 hours.

The main problem today will be the new snow heating up in the strong spring sun. This should create some widespread areas of damp and wet sluffs on the steep, sun exposed slopes. With high clouds this afternoon, this could also greenhouse onto the shaded slopes as well. Even though the mush will likely ride nicely if you are on a wide vehicle such as a snowboard, wide skis or a snowmobile, you should avoid the steep slopes when they get wet. The slides should be soft, and relatively shallow but they could easily take you over a cliff or into a terrain trap such as trees or a gully.


      Over the next 24 hours.

I think the lion's share of the wind slabs from yesterday will be settled out by today, you may still be able to find some lingering slabs along the high ridges and peaks, especially above 10,000'.


No problem identified.
No probability identified.
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No trend identified.


Today should be mostly sunny with some high clouds arriving by mid day. Winds should remain light. Ridge top temperatures should be in the mid 30's with 8,000' temperatures in the mid 40's. We should have variable high and mid level clouds through the weekend with another smaller snow storm on Sunday night.

Weather should remain unsettled for the next week or more.



If you trigger an avalanche in the backcountry - especially if you are adjacent to a ski area – please call the following teams to alert them to the slide and whether anyone is missing or not. Rescue teams can be exposed to significant hazard when responding to avalanches, and do not want to do so when unneeded. Thanks.

Salt Lake – Alta Central (801-742-2033)

Ogden – Snowbasin Patrol Dispatch (801-620-1017)

Provo – Sundance Patrol Dispatch (801-223-4150)

Dawn Patrol Forecast Hotline, updated by 05:30: 888-999-4019 option 8.

Daily observations are frequently posted by 10 pm each evening.

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The information in this advisory is from the U.S. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.

We will update this forecast tomorrow morning. Thanks for calling.

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.

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