PSA: How to Read and Predict Backcountry Avalanche Conditions as the Weather Warms Up

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As the weather warms up and the sun hits the mountains, snow doesn’t freeze at night and remains wet and unstable during the day, and naturally occurring avalanches are way more likely than human-triggered slides.

Potentially life-saving advice from the Utah Avalanche Center. Credit: UAC

If you’re heading into the backcountry, check out this video from the Utah Avalanche Center regarding the science behind how and why avalanche conditions change and more importantly what to look for and when is the optimal time to ski for the best and safest conditions.

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