CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2021/02/06 - Utah - Wilson Glade, Mill Creek Canyon

Published 2021/02/06 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Wilson Glade, Mill Creek Canyon
  • State: Utah
  • Date: 2021/02/06
  • Time: 12:00 AM (Estimated)
  • Summary Description: 8 backcountry tours caught, 4 killed
  • Primary Activity: Backcountry Tourer
  • Primary Travel Mode: Ski

Number

  • Caught: 0
  • Fully Buried: 0
  • Injured: 0
  • Killed: 4

Avalanche

  • Type: --
  • Trigger: --
  • Trigger (subcode): --
  • Size - Relative to Path: --
  • Size - Destructive Force: --
  • Sliding Surface: --

Site

  • Slope Aspect: N
  • Site Elevation: 9800 ft
  • Slope Angle: --
  • Slope Characteristic: --

Accident Summary

PRELIMINARY: Four people were killed in an avalanche in Mill Creek Canyon. Four others were caught but able to dig themselves out.

 

Utah Avalanche Center report

News report from KSL.com