Editor's Note: TGR understands the inherent risks with skiing and snowboarding and urges anyone going out to have the proper knowledge, equipment, a partner, and a plan. For more information on how to stay safe while enjoying winter sports, check out TGR’s annual Safety Week series.
#RoadClosure Update: @UDOTavy will be begin additional avalanche mitigation and UDOT will be clearing the slide debris when safe. New estimated opening time is 2:30pm. @CanyonAlerts @UDOTTRAFFIC pic.twitter.com/j7pFJL2mHL— UDOT Cottonwood Canyons (@UDOTcottonwoods) January 12, 2020
On Sunday, January 12th, 2020, an avalanche crossed Utah's SR-210 near the White Pine Trailhead, knocking a car off the road. The slide left 1-2 feet of snow on the road, snarling traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon on a busy Sunday. No one in the car was injured, according to the Utah Avalanche Center, but the road was closed for several hours.
Avalanche danger is considerable or high in much of Utah. avalanche.org graphic.
With weekend storm totals in the region ranging from 20-35 inches, skiing and riding conditions are tempting, but demand expert decision-making skills. Check out avalanche.org to keep up with current avalanche forecasts, and see our Safety Week series for more information on how to stay safe in avalanche terrain.
At approximately 10:30AM PST this morning, January 17th, 2020, an avalanche occurred near the Subway run at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe, CA. The Placer County Sheriff's Office has announced that one man was killed in the slide, and another was seriously injured. RELATED: Watch a Massive Skier-Triggered Slide on Taylor MountainSearch has been stopped. We believe all victims have been recovered at #AlpineMeadows. pic.twitter.com/gZCBSj8iu2 — Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff)
Last weekend, Hawaii's first (and possibly only) snowfall of the year dropped around two feet of snow atop the Big Island's tallest volcano, Mauna Kea. The snow, which was blown into drifts up to eight feet tall in places, closed public access to the summit, which is normally accessible by road. RELATED: Jackson Hole Smashes January Snowfall Records Luckily, the road has been cleared, and the summit is again open to the public. Those planning on heading up should be aware, however,
Oahu might be the location of a new wake pool park and attraction center like this one. Wikipedia photo. Brian Keaulana, a legend of Hawaiian big wave lore, is looking into developing a 19-acre plot on the western side of Oahu for a new wave pool and surf park. The announcement comes after the Hawaiian Community Development Authority authorized exploration for the project, which would be called the Honokea Surf Village. RELATED: Watch Glacial Surfing in Alaska The development’s wave