Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Ogden Area Mountains Issued by Brett Kobernik for Monday - March 10, 2014 - 7:14am
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The overall avalanche danger is generally LOW today. It is fairly unlikely that a person will trigger an avalanche unless they are in steep, radical terrain. Continue to use safe travel protocol by only putting one person on a slope at a time and clear the runout zones.

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current conditions

It was a very mild night with cloud cover and ridgetop temperatures in the mid 30s. Southerly winds have bumped in speed to the moderate range with stronger speeds along the highest peaks. Cold snow remains on the highest north facing slopes. There has been some wind damage in the upper elevations where you'll find some stiff pillows and crusts.

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over the next 24 hours

There will be a generally LOW avalanche danger today in most locations. Keep in mind, LOW doesn't mean NO. There is always some danger if you are in steep, radical terrain including funneled and gullied features. Avoid steep slopes where the snowpack is saturated and punchy all the way through.


We'll have cloudy skies and ridgetop temperatures in the upper 30s today. Southwest winds will continue to increase as the day goes on. We'll see snow starting late this afternoon with a cold front moving through tonight with winds shifting to the northwest. Temperatures will drop into the teens. Most of the snow will fall overnight but we may see lingering showers through much of the day on Tuesday. We are anticipating 4 to 8 inches of snow out of this storm.

general announcements

Remember your information can save lives. If you see anything we should know about, please participate in the creation of our own community avalanche advisory by submitting snow and avalanche conditions. You can also call us at 801-524-5304 or 800-662-4140, email by clicking HERE, or include #utavy in your tweet or Instagram.

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 and Park City – Alta Central (801-742-2033), Canyons Resort Dispatch (435-615-3322)

Snowbasin Resort Dispatch (801-620-1017), Powder Mountain Dispatch (801-745-3772 x 123).

Sundance Dispatch (801-223-4150)

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To those skinning uphill at resorts:  it is your responsibility to know the resort policy on uphill travel.  Some allow uphill travel and have guidelines, some don't. Contact the Ski Patrol at each resort for details. IMPORTANT: Before skinning at a resort under new snow conditions, check in with Ski Patrol.  Resorts can restrict or cut off access if incompatible with control and grooming operations.

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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 exist