Avalanche Safety

While Utah boasts some of the greatest snow on earth along with world class resorts, it’s also host to some of the most accessible backcountry locations in the world. Along with deep snow and steep mountains comes the very real danger of traveling in avalanche terrain. It is critical to understand avalanche conditions to keep you and your friends safe in the backcountry. Utah’s backcountry community has endless resources to learn how to stay alive including classes taught here at the University of Utah, the Utah Avalanche Center and classes from other providers.

Check out the current avalanche report in your area at the Utah Avalanche Center’s website.


University of Utah Continuing Education
Avalanche Fundamentals
Avalanche Processes & Leadership – Level 2
Avalanche Rescue Techniques and Theory