Utah Snowpack: Avalanche Danger Increases After Future Storms

WASATCH FRONT, Utah. — The Utah Avalanche Center gave an update on the Wasatch Range’s snowpack and avalanche conditions yesterday. The analysis came from a 9,800′ elevation in Big Cottonwood Canyon at Day’s Fork. In short, with the current snowpack, there is no current avalanche danger. However, once new snow accumulates on top of this layer, there will be a significant risk of avalanches. Please be smart and cautious in the backcountry.

Once we get a storm on top of this weak and faceted snow, there is no doubt we will get avalanches. Stay informed, and please share with others that our shady (northerly) facing terrain will be deadly once we get a storm on top of this weak layer.” – Utah Avalanche Center

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