Cache Valley events part of Avalanche Awareness Week

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

Link to event

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.

 

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