High Number of Avalanches Recorded In Utah This Weekend

It is no secret that with an excess of snow (okay, not really a thing in skiing) there comes a potentially increased risk of avalanches for those who travel through said snow.

Utah has had a strong February so far in terms of precipitation, and on Saturday. Feb 17th, The Utah Avalanche center released news that one skier was caught on an avalanche on Mt. Superior.

The full post, published to X (formerly twitter) read "8:30 AM Saturday morning - there has already been a skier caught in an avalanche on Mount Superior. Another skier then triggered the piece of snow remaining above that avalanche. Please be safe today!"

Current danger ratings across Utah remain moderate to considerable, with Logan, Ogden, Uintas, Salt Lake, and Provo rated considerable, with Skyline and Moab coming in at moderate.

Avalanche danger ratings across the state. Map courtesy of <a href="https://avalanche.org/#/current" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Avalanche.org;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Avalanche.org</a>.
Avalanche danger ratings across the state. Map courtesy of Avalanche.org.

Yesterday, according to Utah Avalanche Center's observation log, which allows people to record their observed avalanche sightings and experiences for better public safety, had 8 counts of recorded avalanche sightings.

On the 17th, had 34.

It appears there were no fatalities from any of the avalanches over the weekend, according to the Avalanche Fatality chart on the website.

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