Avalanche http://kpcw.org en Snowmobiler Dies In Avalanche http://kpcw.org/post/snowmobiler-dies-avalanche <p>A northern Utah resident died Friday night while snowmobiling in the High Uintas&nbsp;area of Summit County, after he was caught up in an avalanche. Rick Brough has more.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:13:20 +0000 Rick Brough 10752 at http://kpcw.org Snowmobiler Dies In Avalanche High Risk Of Avalanches In Central North Utah http://kpcw.org/post/high-risk-avalanches-central-north-utah <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Forecasters are warning holiday skiers and others that there's considerable to high risk of avalanches in the mountains of central and northern Utah.</p><p>The Utah Avalanche Center warn that dangerous conditions exist on many elevations and slopes that could lead to natural and human triggered slides.</p><p>Officials warn anyone in the backcountry areas should avoid slopes steeper than 30 degrees.&nbsp;</p><p>There's a considerable or high risk in the Uintah Mountains and ranges near Logan, Ogden, Provo, Moab, and the Salt Lake and Skyline areas.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:31:00 +0000 KPCW 10097 at http://kpcw.org High Risk Of Avalanches In Central North Utah Park City Winter School Graduate Killed In Vail Avalanche http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-winter-school-graduate-killed-vail-avalanche <p>The grandson of one of Vail's co-founders who died Thursday in an avalanche that also trapped - temporarily - three others, was a graduate of the Park City Winter School. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:22:19 +0000 Leslie Thatcher 8524 at http://kpcw.org Park City Winter School Graduate Killed In Vail Avalanche Backcountry Danger Won't End Soon http://kpcw.org/post/backcountry-danger-wont-end-soon <p>The recent snowfall, laden with moisture, has made avalanche danger considerable and it may be that way until February. Rick Brough has more.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:46:57 +0000 Rick Brough 8089 at http://kpcw.org Backcountry Danger Won't End Soon Skier Trapped After Alta Avalanche http://kpcw.org/post/skier-trapped-after-alta-avalanche <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A backcountry skier dragged into a ravine by an avalanche Monday was saved by a special air bag she deployed in a bid to stay afloat. </span>KPCW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Leslie Thatcher has more.&nbsp;</span></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Urfn-Bj62Fo" width="540"></iframe></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:53:03 +0000 Leslie Thatcher 7528 at http://kpcw.org Skier Trapped After Alta Avalanche Park City Avalanche Forecaster Swept Away in Avalanche http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-avalanche-forecaster-swept-away-avalanche <p><em>Originally aired April 15, 2013.</em></p><p>A report issued by the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center says that Park City avalanche forecaster Craig Patterson died as a result of a very small avalanche with a very bad ride. &nbsp;KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has this update.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 03:58:00 +0000 Leslie Thatcher 2201 at http://kpcw.org Avalanche Dogs to the Rescue! http://kpcw.org/post/avalanche-dogs-rescue <p><em>Originally aired March 29, 2013.</em></p><p>An important safety element of any ski resort is the Ski Patrol, there to help guests. &nbsp;What &nbsp;some may not know that the patrol gets a lot of help too - &nbsp;from man’s best friend. &nbsp;Lynn Ware Peek has more.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 02:11:00 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek 2182 at http://kpcw.org Uintah Avalanche Claims Lives Of Two Young Brothers http://kpcw.org/post/uintah-avalanche-claims-lives-two-young-brothers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An avalanche in the </span>Uintahs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in the Mill Hollow area, has claimed the lives of two young brothers. Lynn Ware Peek has more.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:23:56 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek 1533 at http://kpcw.org Uintah Avalanche Claims Lives Of Two Young Brothers