Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Brett Kobernik


We've got a couple of FREE avalanche education events coming up:

A Free Avalanche Awareness talk this Wednesday, November 30, at 9 pm at Milosport- 359 E University Pkwy, Orem, Utah 84058

A Free Women's Avalanche Beacon clinic, Dec 5th, 8:30-11:00 am, at the Albion Grill, Alta.

Click on Education in the main menu for a complete listing of avalanche classes and talks.


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

Danger Rose Tutorial

While most terrain has a MODERATE avalanche danger, pockets of a CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger remain in those steep upper elevation northerly slopes. Most seasoned backcountry travelers continue to avoid this type of terrain. The potential for dangerous avalanches remains a distinct possibility in this terrain.


By far, the most interesting portion of compiling this forecast this morning was looking at the temperature inversions in the mountains. (SUPER EXCITING DETAILS!!) This might give you a clue about the excitement level of this forecast. Anyway, temperatures are warmer at the upper elevations then the lower elevations. We have upper 20s to low 30s in the higher terrain and low 20s or even into the teens in the lower terrain. Winds are light and mostly from the west.


      Over the next 24 hours.

Your biggest concern today is triggering an avalanche in the upper elevation northerly terrain where a weak layer near the ground still remains. We are perhaps moving into situation where the chances of triggering something is becoming more unlikely but the consequences are still high.


We’ll have high thin clouds and mild temperatures with light westerly winds today. A cold front moves through on Monday but won’t do much more then produce a few clouds, cool temperatures a bit and increase wind speeds slightly. The next lame chance for snow is Thursday but I don’t see this system doing much at all for us as it sits right now.


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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