Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Ogden Area Mountains Issued by Brett Kobernik for Saturday - February 28, 2015 - 7:18am
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We have an overall LOW danger in the Wasatch Range. Minor concerns include dry loose snow avalanches that may move with provocation on the steeper slopes that received the most snow. Watch for fresh drifting if the winds increase more than anticipated.

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Backcountry Film Festival at Brewvies, Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00pm: Join us for an evening of nine unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveledand a killer raffle all while raising funds for the winter human powered experience. This is a benefit for Wasatch Backcountry Alliance and the Utah Avalanche Center *Brewvies is 21+ Details

Join us at Brighton Mar 7 & 8 for Vertfest! Clinics include Companion Rescue, Terrain Selection, Steep Skiing, and Mountaineering for skiers/split-boarders, both open and women-only. There will also be gear demos and the Wasatch Powder Keg ski mountaineering race, all to benefit the Utah Avalanche Center. More info here.

current conditions

Overnight ridgetop temperatures were in the mid teens and winds were light from a southerly direction. There is not much going on with the snowpack in the Ogden area mountains right now. You'll only find a trace to a few inches of new snow from Thursday's storm.

recent activity

Avalanche Problem 1
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over the next 24 hours

During times of Low danger, people often push into more severe and radical terrain. When that's the case, the margin for error can become razor-thin. Remember that even a small sluff coming down from above may be of consequence if you're above no-fall terrain. Light east winds are anticipated today but if they increase more than expected fresh drifting may occur resulting in sensitive wind slabs.


The skies will cloud up today and we'll have ridgetop high temperatures around 20. Winds shift a bit more southeast but should remain light along the higher terrain. A large storm system is moving through the Great Basin but, for the most part, it looks like it swings underneath us here in the Wasatch. We should see some snow accumulation later today and into Sunday, a lull during the day on Sunday and another better shot Sunday night into Monday. Anticipate 2 to 4 inches tonight and perhaps the same Sunday night into Monday. A cold front then moves through early Tuesday with another shot of snow.

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, 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.  You can see the uphill travel policy for each resort here. IMPORTANT: Before skinning or hiking 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.