The UAC serves as the central resource in Utah for avalanche information, serving all forms of winter backcountry users and working closely with local and national media.
The UAC is a partnership between the Forest Service and nonprofit UAC. The UAC maintains the most comprehensive avalanche website in the U.S., with daily advisories, video tutorials, field observations, a glossary, media resources, a database of snow profiles, photos, videos, calendar of events, list of all avalanche courses taught in Utah, sponsor list, donation request, links to national resources, and more.
Professional Community Support
The UAC interacts on a daily basis with local ski resorts, Utah Department of Transportation
, ski guide operators
, search and rescue
, law enforcement, and event organizers to share up-to-date information and training.
The UAC hosts the annual Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop for snow safety professionals and recreationists to meet and the share most recent avalanche ideas and knowledge. Modern avalanche science began in Little Cottonwood Canyon and we continue to lead the US in applied snow science and innovative avalanche awareness and education programs that we share with other US and international avalanche centers. The UAC developed and maintains the Know Before You Go (KBYG) Avalanche Awareness Program which has become the standard for teaching avalanche awareness and has been translated into 12 languages for use in over 35 countries.