US: High avalanche danger in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming


By Arjen on 23 December 2015 · 6

The west of the US is getting hammered since Monday. Lots of snow and heavy winds result in a dangerous layer of fresh snow. You'll also find a dangerous layer of sugar snow in many places and that's the receipe for a lot of trouble. The avalanche danger is very high in large parts of the west of the US. It's not recommended to go out in the backcountry today. Check your local avalanche forecast and prepare yourself. Do you have no knowledge of avalanches or alpine dangers? Go out with a certified guide and get more knowledge by registering yourself with Mountain Academy.

Take care inbouds

You also have to take extra care when riding inbouds. Due to snow that came down the last couple of weeks treewells have been formed and a skier passed away yesterday in a treewell in Jackson Hole.

Current avalanche danger. Red = HIGH)
Current avalanche danger. Red = HIGH)

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  • Jamie
    Elite
    Jamie op 24 December 2015 · 02:36
    Best to ski the resorts till things settle.
  • Chester_Tartsnatcher
    Expert
    Chester_Tartsnatcher op 24 December 2015 · 22:39
    But there's no problems in Washington or Oregon, right?
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 26 December 2015 · 09:30
    @Chester_Tartsnatcher right. Things are settling over there.
    May the powder be with you.
  • Chester_Tartsnatcher
    Expert
    Chester_Tartsnatcher op 26 December 2015 · 15:57
    I was joking.

    It is amusing how Washington and Oregon are left out of the headlines when there such deep snow and great skiing.

    May snow fly soon, deep and thick in the Alps.
  • Chester_Tartsnatcher
    Expert
    Chester_Tartsnatcher op 30 December 2015 · 05:52
    ...except this bit of Christmas Cheer from the WSDOT Snoqualmie Pass weather records database - the period from December 18-24 set a record for most snowfall in any 7 day period on record, 284 cm or 112 inches! That's an average of 16 inches/day. Also, December 2015 is now the snowiest December on record at the pass with 491 cm or 193.3 inches of snowfall, eclipsing December of 1968. Put that in your pipe, Snoqualmie naysayers! Thanks John Stimberis, WSDOT.
  • meteomorris
    Tourist
    meteomorris op 30 December 2015 · 08:54
    @Chester_Tartsnatcher Thanks for sharing. Now it's time for the Euros.
    May the powder be with you.

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