Small avalanche strikes Solitude Mountain Resort

File photo of a Utah avalanche. Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia

SOLITUDE, Utah, Dec. 27, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A small avalanche occurred at Solitude Mountain Resort overnight.

There were no injuries and no one saw the incident, officials said.

Solitude communications manager Sherri Harkin told Gephardt Daily the avalanche occurred off Evergreen Peak, in the Evening Star area, Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Harkin said the avalanche, which was spotted Wednesday morning by Solitude employees, occurred due to natural causes in an area of the resort which is not yet open for the season.

The Utah Avalanche Center posted on its website Wednesday that there is still considerable avalanche danger on many slopes in the back country.

“Even steep low elevation terrain, smaller, steep gullies, creek beds and road banks at the lower elevations, is suspect,” the website said. “Best to choose low angle slopes not connected to steeper terrain above.”

The statement said that anyone traveling in the mountains should get the proper avalanche rescue gear and know how to use it, get avalanche training, and get the avalanche forecast every day here or by calling 1-888-999-4019.


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