Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Friday, February 23, 2007

New Snow Brings More Avalanche Warnings

All that new snow piling up on Utah’s mountains is mighty attractive to people who like to get into the backcountry, but enthusiasts need to be beware because avalanche danger is high on steep slopes throughout the state.

Check >Utah Avalanche Center forecasts for areas you may want to visit.

Skiers should be safe if they stay "in bounds" at developed resorts. Avalanche control work there minimizes danger.

People skiing, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling away from the developed resorts need to be extremely careful.

A body was pulled from an avalanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon Thursday. In all, four people have died in Utah avalanches during the past week. This Salt Lake Tribune article has details.

Snow conditions will be great this weekend, and more new powder is expected next week. We encourage people to get out and enjoy it. Just follow safety rules.

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