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    Millcreek Canyon UT - 4 fatalities

    ((. The joy I get from skiing...
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    FKNA

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    Jesus.......Vibes to the families. Can everyone stay resort side till spring? Awful.
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    jesus. fuck this season.
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    Holy fuck.

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    Just saw that. God damn its so bad right now

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    for those counting, this makes 14 lost souls in the last 8 days. fkna.
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    i have problems touring with 8 people even in a hut trip with 12
    the fact that 8 people found themselves on a avvy prone slope at one time in this current no secret shit snowpack
    tragedy of suck
    and vibes
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    i have problems touring with 8 people even in a hut trip with 12
    the fact that 8 people found themselves on a avvy prone slope at one time in this current no secret shit snowpack
    tragedy of suck
    and vibes
    Yeah bud, can we fast forward yet?
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    Millcreek Canyon UT - 4 fatalities

    High Danger ?

    Party of 8? Guided party or something?

    Ive never skied backcountry with 7 others.


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    Fuck. Vibes

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    I thought it was a two different parties but info is not reliable. Maybe one group set off the slide on the others. Maybe not. Maybe it was one group. Maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    I thought it was a two different parties but info is not reliable. Maybe one group set off the slide on the others. Maybe not. Maybe it was one group. Maybe not.
    I really hope that wasn't the case. Wow. Tragic no matter what.
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    I saw somewhere that they all knew each other. I've split big groups into smaller groups to manage terrain before. I've also skied in big groups before, not going to play holier than thou here. Will be interesting to hear how group size affected decision making leading up to this.

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    Millcreek Canyon UT - 4 fatalities

    Interesting observation looking at the terrain in the WBSkiing app vs Caltopo.

    The Wilson Peak name hides the majority of the orange shading that indicates the slope is >30 on the WBSkiing map app whereas CalTopo shows the upper 450 feet being >30.

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    If you need to look at one of those ridiculous terrain maps to know that wilson glades is capable of sliding you shouldn't be out on even moderate days.
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    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2021/02/...ead-millcreek/
    The skier-triggered avalanche swept up eight people in their early twenties to late thirties who were in two groups touring the backcountry, Unified Police Sgt. Melody Cutler said. All eight were swept up in the avalanche.
    Drew Hardesty with the Utah Avalanche Center said the victims were experienced skiers who were well known in the community, calling their deaths a terrible tragedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    If you need to look at one of those ridiculous terrain maps to know that wilson glades is capable of sliding you shouldn't be out on even moderate days.
    Easy son, its just information for a tie in the greatest loss of life in an avalanche since the mining days around here.
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    Just...what. My god.
    You should have been here yesterday!

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    I hadn't heard about the incident near Moab that was mentioned in the article. Snowy torrents link for that accident here for anyone who might be curious. https://www.snowytorrents.com/1990s/1992-2/92-5/

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    Quote Originally Posted by telefreewasatch View Post
    Easy son, its just information for a tie in the greatest loss of life in an avalanche since the mining days around here.
    yeah I know but every time i see a caltopo or gaia map i think someone is trying to finesse their way through unfamiliar avalanche terrain in the wrong conditions. obviously not saying that's what happened in this case.
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    Wow.

    As the story unfolds we are going to end up knowing some of these people.

    Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    If you need to look at one of those ridiculous terrain maps to know that wilson glades is capable of sliding you shouldn't be out on even moderate days.
    I have never toured in this drainage before. When I heard Wilson Glade I had to look it up. It looked very benign on the WBSkiing map so I decided to cross reference. Benign was not the case.

    This article says it was two separate parties. One of five, one of three.
    https://gephardtdaily.com/local/upda...WYa791DwML80Uc

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    UAC's site has been getting crushed
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