Last winter, the Utah Legislature designated the first week of December as Avalanche Awareness Week.
The goal is to save lives and offer training to those heading to Utah’s back-country.
During the week, the Utah Avalanche Center will host 20 events statewide, focused on promoting avalanche awareness, education and safety.
Below are a list of events in Cache Valley and Franklin County:
16th Annual Pray for Snow Party
December 4, 6:00-10:00 PM
The Cache Venue: 119 S Main St, Logan
Avalanche Skills Tune-Up – free
December 5, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Northstar’s Ultimate Outdoors: 777 N State Street, Preston
Free Beacon Clinic
December 7, 10:00 am – Noon
Beaver Mountain Base Area, Logan Canyon
No sign up necessary. Bring your beacon or use one of ours.
Over the last 20 years, Utah averaged nearly three avalanche fatalities each winter. Four Utahns were killed in separate avalanches statewide last year and another Utahn was killed in an avalanche in Idaho.