A series of weekend, high-elevation snowstorms has boosted the risk for avalanches to "considerable" for the mountains above Salt Lake City and Logan.
On Sunday, the Utah Avalanche Center reported three, non-injury snow slides accidentally triggered by skiers. One, in the Cardiac Bowl area near Mount Superior, was 70 feet wide and 400 feet long. Two others occurred near Alta, with one of them carrying a skier about 150 feet within a 2-foot-deep white wave.
That skier escaped unhurt, but avalanche watchers warned Monday that eastern slopes of mountains above 9,300 feet elevation were at increased risk for slides heading into this week.