Avalanche

Stephen Jones Family

Summit County Search and Rescue Tuesday afternoon located the body of a missing skier from Wanship who was buried in a backcountry avalanche. Rick Brough has more.

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Utah Avalanche Center

Stay off the new trails at the Utah Olympic Park.  That's the message from park management.  They're worried about avalanche danger.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

A northern Utah resident died Friday night while snowmobiling in the High Uintas area of Summit County, after he was caught up in an avalanche. Rick Brough has more.

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.

The Utah Avalanche Center warn that dangerous conditions exist on many elevations and slopes that could lead to natural and human triggered slides.

Officials warn anyone in the backcountry areas should avoid slopes steeper than 30 degrees. 

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. 

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. 

The recent snowfall, laden with moisture, has made avalanche danger considerable and it may be that way until February. Rick Brough has more.

Utah Avalanche Center

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. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

Originally aired April 15, 2013.

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.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has this update.

Avalanche Dogs to the Rescue!

Jul 29, 2013

Originally aired March 29, 2013.

An important safety element of any ski resort is the Ski Patrol, there to help guests.  What  some may not know that the patrol gets a lot of help too -  from man’s best friend.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Uintah Avalanche Claims Lives Of Two Young Brothers

Jan 21, 2013

An avalanche in the Uintahs, in the Mill Hollow area, has claimed the lives of two young brothers. Lynn Ware Peek has more.