Why Ogden Avalanche?
Ogden Avalanche was created in 2016 as a social media entity to get information to backcountry users in Ogden. This has slowly morphed into an experienced group of users in the Ogden area volunteering time to create an avalanche advisory for the Northern Wasatch and Southern Bear River Ranges. We settled on the name Ogden Avalanche for simplicity even though the forecast area covers from Grandeur Peak in Salt Lake County to Mantua Reservoir in Box Elder County and as far East as Randolf, Utah. This contains six Utah counties; Box Elder, Weber, Davis, Rich, Morgan, and Salt Lake County's. Ogden Avalanche's mission is “We provide access to avalanche education and information, through a range of resources, to diverse user groups throughout the Ogden community.” We accomplish this through outreach to community members, education for all ages, avalanche forecasting, professional observations, and weather data collection. We work with our local ski areas to promote safe travel and continued access to Ogden's pristine powder. Ogden Avalanche strives to keep community members up to date on the best safety practices and ever changing conditions in the Ogden backcountry.
Here at Ogden Avalanche we realize how important sustainable practices are to winter recreation. Climate change will effect our industry more than any other in the United States. Here in Utah, where we depend on winter tourism for revenue, we struggle with some of the worst air quality in the nation. This is why Ogden Avalanche's main office is proud to be powered completely by solar. We also offset the carbon we produce in driving to recreation, running snowmobiles, and heating our office, a cost of about $20 per month but we find it well worth it.
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