Considerable avalanche danger in place on Utah slopes

Posted at 10:18 AM, Dec 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-25 12:18:27-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A considerable avalanche danger remains in place today for steep slopes that face west through north through east above 8,500 feet. Human-triggered avalanches are likely, according to the Utah Avalanche Center website.

There have been two human-triggered avalanches this week – one inside Alta Ski Resort on Monday and the other in American Fork Canyon Tuesday.

Three skiers were partially buried in Alta but sustained no major injuries.

There were no reported injuries in the American Fork Canyon. Although two snowmobilers were seen riding in the vicinity afterwards, said UAC’s Brett Kobernik. It is assumed that no one was caught in the avalanche.

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