Watch: Record Snowpack Triggers Massive Avalanche At Utah Ski Resort
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...