Early Avalanche Season Summary

Posted on December 6, 2019

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by Nikki Champion (Forecaster, Utah Avalanche Center) Uintahs Observation by Mark Staples on 12/1/19 In mid-September, we got our first dusting of snow in the Central Wasatch. On Sept 20th, we got about 3 inches of snow with .4 inches of water, followed by another 3 inches of snow and .85 inches of water. Following that we didn’t get much until mid-October. Between October 17th and October 21st, we got another 20 inches of snow.

Kid’s Day

Posted on December 6, 2019

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by Ben Hancock December 7th from 10:00A.M. to 1:00P.M. at Soldier Hollow This year’s Kids Day is going to be even better than last year. Last year we had so much fun, learning about safety, fun activities, and avalanche safety. We are going to learn the same things this year, but we have some new tools and sponsors to help us. Like last year, we are still focusing on education, safety, and fun. We will
by Bob Stockwell The Salt Lake Valley Snowmobile Club ride and events schedule for the coming year kicks off in January, with the club’s free avalanche safety training class on Jan. 4. This training is FREE to current club members and will be a full day of classroom instruction, outdoor practice, and fieldwork scenarios with riding involved.  You must RSVP for this class session, and registration is limited to the first 24 who respond.  The location will

Getting Your Sled Ready for the Season

Posted on December 3, 2019

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Category: Tips and Tricks
Are you excited about the snow coming down? Already been out for a ride, but didn’t take time to get your sled ready for the season? Now is a good time to go through your sled and make sure you have it ready for the winter. Here is a list of things to check on your sled: Check your belt for wear and replace the belt.Grease and inspect your chassis by finding all the grease
by Kennon Jeppson (President Top of Utah Snowmobile Club) Earlier this season, Egan Basin warming hut was going to be closed for the winter, due to vandalism and people not cleaning up after themselves. (Clean up your beer cans!) The actions of a few almost ruined a good thing for everyone. Thanks to Kory argyle that went to bat for everybody, this has been changed. Kory is the outgoing president of the Franklin County Highmarkers
Comments are needed by November 8th for the Ashley National Forest. The forest service is in the process of updating there Land Management Plan. Please take a minute to leave a respectful comment about how you use the backcountry, especially the Ashley range by Vernal. The more comments they receive emphasizing snowmobiling, the more importance they will place on it. In your comments, please explain any uses of how you have used the Ashley range and

Join USA Today!

Posted on October 25, 2019

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Category: Snow Utah
We’ve made signing up with your local club and USA even easier than ever! Go to our website or just click here to Join! You can sign up for all the local Utah clubs and USA at once, getting full access to all membership benefits. When you sign up, you can also donate to the education program and avalanche center, if you want. Big thanks go to board members Kirk Chester for creating the Jotform

SnoWest Intermountain Snow Show is Here!

Posted on October 25, 2019

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Hopefully you are making plans to attend the show this weekend at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, Utah on Friday and Saturday. Come find us and check out our new Mobile Classroom! The association has received a grant to teach avalanche education from the Recreation Trails Program fund (RTP) partnered with The Utah Department of Natural Resources and Utah State Parks Program.  The show will be represented by all the manufacturers and the
By:  Josh Hansen, Uintah Basin Grooming Complex Manager Most people do not associate snowmobiling with the east end of the Uinta Mountains. Rest assured there are more than enough opportunities to explore fresh powder on the east end of the North and South Slopes of the Uinta’s. In fact, you may need to pack an extra gas can, or two, if you want to see everything in this out of the way hidden gem! , or two,
by International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association WASHINGTON, D.C. — Newly released economic data on the national and, for the first time ever, state levels reinforce what the outdoor recreation industry has long believed: Outdoor recreation is a powerful driver of national and local economies and it is growing faster than the U.S. economy as a whole.This is the second consecutive year that the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has released