It is already avalanche season in the Wasatch Range. Two skier triggered avalanches have been reported on Utah Avalanche Center Website.
Location: Collins Gulch, UT
Forecaster Note: While the weak layer of these slides cannot be determined with 100% accuracy by viewing them from a distance, a faceted weak layer is a distinct possibility. Below is a photo from Sunday’s Observation which shows that the starting zones of these avalanches had snow cover prior to the storm. Being that almost all of the snow on the northerly aspects that I’ve looked at is faceted, it is quite likely that these failed on a faceted weak layer. This is very pertinent information given our current situation and we will work on confirming this.
Keep Reading Here: Utah Avalanche Center Website