Utah powder day poses danger of avalanches, experts warn

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EDEN, Utah (News4Utah) – At Powder Mountain Ski Resort, families were taking advantage of Presidents’ Day to enjoy the freshly fallen powder, but in the backcountry, the risk for avalanches was considerable, according to data from the Utah Avalanche Center. 

In other areas along the Wasatch Front, the risk for avalanches was high. 

Officials at Powder Mountain assured guests the risk was controlled at their resort, but it’s the backcountry where skiers can get caught if they’re not prepared. 

“Having a partner, being well-trained, taking Utah Avalanche Center classes, and having the right tools – a probe, a shovel, a beacon,” said JP Goulet, communications manager at Powder Mountain Resort. 

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