03. February 2016 · Comments Off on Ugly side of a Wasatch Winter. · Categories: Avalanche News, Here comes the fuck weather!, High Altitude Rockstars, Real mtn life, ski touring

Early snow in the Wasatch is never a good thing and we definitely got it this season. That shit turns into Surface hoar and when a little weight drops on top; the curtain comes down. Take a look at a selection of recent avy photo’s shot by Mark White who spends winter as a observer for the Utah Avalance Forecast center;
12642574_771426192962385_7350898252678354607_nMother of god! a 3ft plus crown!

12644907_768480229923648_6716315561268911423_nVery popular Holy Toledo shot which was set off by a local helicopter ski outfit. This one slid as the 15th skier in the group was on it!

12645222_771449836293354_1419166915086967634_nCan you say “Ripped to the fucking ground!”? I knew you could……

12670087_771775036260834_589301449329373085_nNotice how this one covered up existing tracks? Just cause others have skied it doesn’t mean shit.

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Wind drift cracks a propagating!

All of the above shots are of man eaters! Back Country skiing is something that must be approached with a lot of respect or you will end up dead.