Utah Avalanche Center Shares Annual Season Report: 0 Avalanche Fatalities Last Winter

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The Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) has released its annual report recapping the season’s noteworthy snow and avalanche events. The numbers are in, and although hundreds of avalanches were triggered and dozens of backcountry users were buried, no one was killed in an avalanche last season.

Here are some basic stats from the report: 

  • 219 human-triggered avalanches
  • 38 unintentionally triggered avalanches
  • 42 people caught 
  • 10 partially buried 
  • 3 fully buried
  • 0 killed

These are good numbers—no one was killed by an avalanche in Utah last winter. To view the full report, visit the Utah Avalanche Center’s website and download the PDF.


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2 thoughts on “Utah Avalanche Center Shares Annual Season Report: 0 Avalanche Fatalities Last Winter

  1. I didnt say that. Avalanches burry people all the time here, it’s not a joke. I’m sure you dont have to deal with that in your day to day life, living it up in some awful place no doubt. Say, Main Chute at Alta still goes, should I go ski it now?

  2. Similar to cocaine, the champagne powder of Utah blows away in the wind. That stuff is so light that it’s almost impossible to get fully buried.

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