Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Brett Kobernik


We hope you can join us for the 4th annual Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop at the Depot from 1 to 5 pm on Saturday, November 5.

Modeled after the International Snow Science Workshop, this event brings together avalanche professionals, experienced backcountry and sidecountry skiers and snowboarders, sledders, and those new to the game to take a closer look at the underbelly of the avalanche dragon. Join us to geek out on snow science, explore how we make high-risk decisions, and recreate and learn from some serious accidents from last year. This is great way to learn from the best our community has to offer and to hang out with a bunch of like-minded folks.

Admission is $25 for tickets purchased in advance online and $30 at the door if there are any seats left. Details, agenda, and ticket purchase info at http://utahavalanchecenter.org/usaw11-5-2011


Our staff has just come back on the payroll for the season and we are getting ready to start updating all of our normal winter products such as Avalanche Advisories, Avalanche Occurances, Snowpits and Backcountry Observations. We will update the Ogden area advisory on an "as needed" basis dependant mostly upon weather conditions.


Looking at the upcoming weather, it looks like we'll see two "low pressure systems" this week. (low pressure systems are what contain storms that produce our winter snow)

The first is Tuesday where a quick hitting cold front coming from the northwest could produce a few inches of snow. Snow should taper off fast after the frontal passage. Ridgetop temperatures will drop into the teens and stay cool into Wednesday.

Temperatures rebound on Thursday in front of the next system which will effect us Friday. This system contains a trough that will dig deeper into southern Utah and produce more widespread snow in the high elevations throughout the state. This system should produce more total snowfall accumulation then the Tuesday system.

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.