2018-19 Snow Season at Mid-Gad

2018-19 Snow Season at Mid-Gad

Article by WWD Webmaster.
May 22, 2019

Records? I think so. Granted I’m comparing Mid-Gad snow study plot to the Alta Guard station study plot, so it’s not exact. But, if you look at season totals at Alta Guard you will see that there are only 2 seasons where we’ve had 700″ or more at Alta Guard. In my book 711 inches at Mid-Gad is fairly rare. Record-worthy to be sure.

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Mt. Nebo Field Study – March 5, 2019.

Mt. Nebo Field Study – March 5, 2019

This is just a sample of the work that goes into assessing snow stability. Utah Avalanche Center staff do this work daily through out the Winter along the Wasatch Mountains and in other regions of Utah. this observation is remarkable in that it’s a deep snow study pit with a distinct fracture occurring during testing. This will be unfamiliar for those who are not accustomed to skiing in hazardous backcountry environments.

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