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Skier uninjured after small slide, avalanche experts discuss current conditions

Posted at 6:52 PM, Feb 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-22 20:52:55-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A skier in the backcountry triggered a small avalanche on the south east facing slope of Mount Superior Sunday, and the man was able to get off the mountain on his own and without injury.

Officials with the Utah Avalanche Center said the man was skiing steep backcountry terrain when the slide occurred. The man went over a small cliff band but was able to prevent himself from going over a second cliff band.

Bret Kobernik of the Utah Avalanche Center said even though snowpack conditions in Utah are generally stable right now, skiers and snowboarders should still be careful in the backcountry. Sunday morning, Craig Gordon of the Utah Avalanche Center came to the FOX 13 News studio to discuss avalanche conditions, see the video below for his forecast.

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