It is important for snowmobilers to be aware of avalanche danger and to mitigate it. Fact is that over 40 avalanche related deaths occur every year in the United States and the majority of those avalanches are caused by the person(s) that died. With that in mind, the Know Before you Go initiative was developed:

Know Before You Go

"It doesn't matter if you have made thousands of good calls - All it takes is one bad call and that is one too many. Some days the mountains are screaming GET OUT OF HERE and some days they are saying come on it - it's time to party."

- Jeremy Jones

Avalanche Danger

As a snowmobiler, you must realize that avalanche danger is always present. However, with proper training and communications, you can greatly reduce avalanche risk for both you and your group. The first place to start is to follow the advice of the Utah Avalanche Center to KBYG or Know Before You Go. Here are the steps:

  1. Get the gear
  2. Get the training
  3. Get the forecast
  4. Get the picture
  5. Get out of harms way

 

Farmington Lakes Avalanche Fatality- 18 Jan 2020

We are very sad to report and avalanche fatality that happened on January 18th 2020 above Farmington Canyon. An 18 year old male snowmobiler was caught, fully buried and killed. Our deepest condolences go out to the friends, family, rescuers, and everyone affected by this tragic. 

 

 

Get the Picture 

Avoice suspect areas - If it does not feel right and there are signs and sounds that indicate issues, avoid the area. 

Get out of harms way

Stay away from hazardous slopes -  Do not hang around the base of suspect slopes, especially if there are others riding above you.