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Alta and Snowbird Ban Interlodge Travel Due to High Avalanche Danger

After a long season of already questionable avalanche conditions, a massive storm has rolled into Utah with more implications than just deep powder. Snowfall rates of up to 2" an hour have created avalanche conditions in Little Cottonwood Canyon so dangerous that the town of Alta, Utah implemented an interlodge travel ban yesterday morning. This included traveling between lodges, using roads, and recreation. Alta and Snowbird both were kept under "Maximum Security Interlodge Policy" and those seeking shelter in the Canyon were encouraged to do so in basements and away from windows. Alta and Snowbird both remain closed for the day while crews handle avalanche mitigation. 

The restrictions are put in place in order to keep the public safe from dangerous avalanche conditions. Bans like these usually happen once or twice a season in Little Cottonwood Canyon. While the ban itself has been lifted, SR210 only just as UDOT continues to clear the roadway and perform avalanche mitigation efforts.

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As a veteran skiing fanatic. I’m a big fan of advocating caution and safety before anything else. Especially in skiing where avalanches and wild animals are two of the most common enemies you’ll face in the wilderness. To all skiers out there, keep safe always! Exterior Painting