Avalanche

Local News
6:13 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Snowmobiler Dies In Avalanche

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.

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State & Regional
12:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

High Risk Of Avalanches In Central North Utah

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. 

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Tony Seibert
2:22 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Park City Winter School Graduate Killed In Vail Avalanche

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. 

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Avalanche Danger
1:46 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Backcountry Danger Won't End Soon

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

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Alta Avalanche
3:53 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Skier Trapped After Alta Avalanche

Credit 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. 

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Local Faces
9:58 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Park City Avalanche Forecaster Swept Away in Avalanche

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.

Local Faces
8:11 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Avalanche Dogs to the Rescue!

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. 

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Summit County
1:23 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Uintah Avalanche Claims Lives Of Two Young Brothers

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

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