Salt Lake Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Bruce Tremper


We will begin issuing regular advisories in the first week of November.

Remember that avalanche accidents often occur in the early season. Ski areas are not yet doing avalanche control and you should consider them to be backcountry terrain where you will need to follow standard backcountry protocol such as going one at at time, don't jump in above another person, carry rescue gear and have at least basic avalanche education.

This is a good time to put fresh batteries in your beacon, practice in your back yard and brush up on your avalanche skills with the Know Before You Go videoPart 1, andPart 2,websitesorbooks.

We are slowly adding avalanche classes to our Education Page as they get scheduled. We don't have funding to begin avalanche work until around the end of October, so you will have to be patient.

Be sure to check out upcoming events on our home page.

Finally, we look forward to having a new look-and-feel to our web page this season. The redesign is generously donated by Flint Creativein Park City.

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.