Utah has experienced one of its snowiest winter seasons in history. Ski resorts are repeatedly breaking snowfall records while the risk of avalanches soars.
A video was shared on Twitter on Monday, capturing the dramatic scene of a massive avalanche at Sundance Resort.
A friend just shared this with me. Avalanche at @SundanceResort. Just now. pic.twitter.com/j2hcCNRdPl
— Chris Harrington (@CCH360) March 27, 2023
Sundance Resort tweeted the avalanche injured no one, and it happened just outside the boundaries of its trails.
Today there was a natural avalanche that started on Mount Timpanogos and carried down the mountain into an area outside our ski area boundaries. Footage shows the dust/wind cloud reaching guests who were watching but no one was hurt as deposition area never reached our boundaries
— Sundance Resort (@SundanceResort) March 28, 2023
Last Friday, Utah broke the record for snowpack with more than 700 inches of snow this season.
Due to the record-high snowpack, the Utah Avalanche Center has posted a “considerable” avalanche risk for many areas in the state.
So much for global warming in Utah…
Tue, 03/28/2023 – 22:05