Warming temperatures and rain following a significant snow storm last week has avalanche forecasters warning of dangers in the backcountry. The Utah Avalanche Center says the threat for avalanche is High in all elevations throughout the Wasatch Mountains, the Bear River Range and into Bear Lake and Franklin counties in Idaho.
<span data-mce-mark=”1″>”Heavy snowfall and strong winds, combined with rain on snow at the lower elevations will create widespread dangerous avalanche conditions,” the center posted <a href=”https://utahavalanchecenter.org/advisory/logan” target=”_blank”>on their website</a>. “Avoid being on or beneath steep slopes.”</span>
<span data-mce-mark=”1″>The center also warns about dangers closer to home. With so much snow on rooftops there is a significant danger of having that snow quickly slide off and bury or injure home owners.</span>
High winds and an unstable snowpack contributed to the closure of Powder Mountain Ski Resort on Monday. There was also an avalanche at Stuart Falls near Sundance Resort Monday morning. No injuries were reported.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr” xml:lang=”en”><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/uwcnf?src=hash”>#uwcnf</a> avalanche off of Elk Point, just north of Sundance ski area & south Aspen Grove Video credits Matthew Turley & Terri Keeler. <a href=”https://t.co/M8P0wEB9Zo”>pic.twitter.com/M8P0wEB9Zo</a>
— UintaWasatchCacheNF (@UWCNF) <a href=”https://twitter.com/UWCNF/status/818504164690960384″>January 9, 2017</a></blockquote>