Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Ogden Area Mountains Issued by Brett Kobernik for Saturday - March 22, 2014 - 7:00am
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There is a generally LOW avalanche danger today. Localized instabilities may be found in steep radical terrain with recent deposits of wind drifted snow.

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current conditions

We had a minor weather disturbance move through overnight that brought a trace of snow to some areas. Ridgetop temperatures were in the low to mid 20s and hovered around freezing at 6500'. Westerly winds increased a bit overnight into the moderate speed range and are slowing again now. Springtime snow conditions exist with patchy cold dense snow on the due north aspects and reports of decent corn snow on the southerly aspects. You'll also find wind and sun crusts on various slopes. Travel is easy on skis, snowboards, snowmobiles and snowshoes.

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over the next 24 hours

The snowpack is generally stable and with no significant weather change today such as strong winds or a rapid warm up, things should stay stable through the day.

Continue to practice safe backcountry protocols by only putting one person in avalanche terrain at a time and don't linger in avalanche runnout zones.


Scattered snow flurries should end soon this morning and skies will clear as the day goes on. Temperatures at 6500' will get up around 40 and upper 20s along the higher ridges. Northwest winds will be mostly light. We'll have mild weather with mostly clear skies through the weekend and into mid week. Temperatures gradually warm especially late Monday into early Wednesday. A storm is shaping up for next Thursday.

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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DAWN PATROL Hotline updated daily by 5-530am - 888-999-4019 option 8.

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Utah Avalanche Center mobile app - Get your advisory on your iPhone along with great navigation and rescue tools.uned.

Wasatch Powderbird Guides Blog/Itinerary for the Day.  

Lost or Found something in the backcountry? - http://nolofo.com/

Ski Utah mobile snow updates

Discount lift tickets are now available at Backcountry.com - Thanks to Ski Utah and the Utah Resorts.  All proceeds go towards paying for Utah Avalanche Center avalanche and mountain weather advisories.

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.