Salt Lake Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Bruce Tremper


Through a generous donation by to our partners the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center we will continue forecasting until April 24th. I will issur a combination of early morning weekend forecasts and mid week afternoon updates, with weekend only updates for the Logan and Uintas area mountains. Thank You!!


Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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There is a MODERATE (Level 2) danger of wet sluffs on steep slopes with wet snow.


The snow is wet. There was only a marginal refreeze last night. With mostly cloudy skies today with rain light rain below about 9,000', hmmmmm.


I did not hear about any activity from the backcountry yesterday. I was not able to get out either. There were no observations sent to me. Is anybody out there?


      Over the next 24 hours.

Today the main concern will again be wet avalanches. With little to no refreeze overnight and some light rain falling below 9,000' the snow will remain soggy and you may continue to see some wet sluffs especially on lower elevation terrain. I'm not expecting much activity because the snow has been wet for the last 2-3 days, which is kind of a been-there-done-that situation. But in some cases, extended periods without a freeze can trigger deeper slabs, so be aware.

As usual, avoid steep slopes that are getting soggy.


Today seems like it will be a gloomy day with mostly cloudy skies, warm and occasional light rain falling up to around 9,000' and light snow above that elevation. Temperatures along the ridge tops should be around 40 degrees with 8,000' temperatures 45-50. More of the same overnight and then the cold air will push in on Monday, bringing perhaps 8 inches of snow. Check out the Cottonwood Canyons forecast for more details.

Extended forecast is for continued unsettled weather for most of the week.



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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UDOT canyon closures UDOT at (801) 975-4838

You have the opportunity to participate in the creation of our own community avalanche advisory by submitting avalanche and snow observations. You can also call us at 801-524-5304 or 800-662-4140, or email by clicking HERE

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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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