Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Salt Lake Area Mountains Issued by Trent Meisenheimer for Sunday - October 15, 2017 - 1:23pm
special announcement

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the 24th Annual Utah Avalanche Center Fundraising Party hosted by Black Diamond with beverages provided by Uinta Brewing. It was great fun and our best one yet with record setting money raised. We couldn't operate the Utah Avalanche Center without support from a long list of organizations and individuals.

We have several events approaching quickly:

10th Annual Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop

Snowbird, Saturday November 4th at 10 a.m.

Join us for the 10th annual USAW, where Utah’s avalanche community will team up with snow professionals from around the west to share avalanche knowledge. Regional avalanche workshops are the most time and cost effective way to build and refresh advanced avalanche skills available. This is your chance to brush up your skills, learn from from avalanche experts, and brush up your skills before the start of the season.

Preregistration closes on Thursday, November 2nd at noon. After that, you can get tickets for $45 at the door. Lunch, coffee/beverage service, and post workshop happy hour is included. To see the full agenda and to register, go HERE.

Boondockers 14

Salt Lake City, Saturday, October 21 at 6 p.m.

We are excited to announce the Boondockers 14 Premiere at a new, larger venue this year...The Depot. As part of the move, there will only be one showing and all ages are now welcome.

current conditions

The first snow of the season fell on September 15th, followed by another storm on the night of the 21st that left the high elevation peaks covered in over a foot of new snow. Smaller storms in early October left another few dribs and drabs here and there. Unfortunately, this snow has not melted on the shady upper elevation aspects. Cold clear nights have turned this old snow into weak sugary snow. Not a problem now, but once when we get a decent storm these will be the exact slopes we will want to avoid.

Photo: This is the old weak snow that is now faceted (sugary and weak).