By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 1 month ago October 20, 2023

WATCH: Tracking Early Season Snow Weak Layers

early season snow weak layers

Early-season snow is exciting but it can also be extremely hazardous.

According to the Utah Avalanche Center, since 2010, over 60% of avalanche fatalities have involved avalanches breaking on early-season snow. Watch this presentation from the UAC on tracking early-season snow and how it may form persistent weak layers, as well as how those layers heal.

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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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