In a social media post over the weekend, the Utah Avalanche Center announced that their former director, Bruce Tremper, is to be “inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame in August at the Olympic Winter Sports Center in Park City for creative contributions to the avalanche world.” Bruce Tremper, former UAC Director for 29 years, will be inducted into […]
The 2020-2021 avalanche season has been significant on multiple levels. Most notably, it has had a historic death toll of 36 people in the United States as of March 31. Avalanche incidents have become popular in the mainstream media, and survivors face a dilemma in sharing their incidents. Reporting observations, accidents, and incidents are primary ways avalanche professionals advance the […]
Will the Wasatch get a big winter this Strong El Nino year? Will they? 800 inches of snow this winter? 1,000 inches? The legendary avalanche forecaster Bruce Tremper from the Utah Avalanche Center knows: It’s that time of year when everyone asks me, “What kind of winter are we going to have.” I always give the same answer: “We will get what we get. If anyone could reliably forecast long term weather, they could be fabulously wealthy.” “But this is a big El Nino year. It’s supposed to be HUGE! “Nope,” I reply, “Neither El Nino nor La Nina have any correlation to northern Utah because we are on the boundary between the two regimes.
Bruce Tremper is a legend. He literally wrote the book on Avalanche safety: “How to Stay Alive in Avalanche Terrain.” In this video, he shows us how to dig a snow pit. Please pay attention. As head forecaster at the Utah Avalanche Center, Bruce Tremper has dug more snow pits than he can count. We caught up with Bruce in Grizzly Gulch and he walked us through the steps of properly digging a pit and identifying the weak snow layers that could potentially trigger an avalanche. […]
Bruce Tremper, the director of the Utah Avalanche Center, thinks everyone should wear an avalanche airbag backpack. When asked if he wears and avalanche airbag backpack, Bruce had this to say: “I only us it on the dangerous days. Then I have to think, well if it’s dangerous, why am I going there. So, that’s a better choice, I think, is to say, hm […]