Avoiding Avalanche Road Closure Woes

Utah is famous for its world-class ski resorts, with Snowbird and Alta topping the list.. While the powder draws skiers from around the world, there's one aspect of skiing in Utah that can throw a wrench into even the best planned ski trip: avalanche mitigation efforts that lead to road closures. 

The Perils of Road Closures Due to Avalanche Mitigation

When you're on a ski vacation, the last thing you want is to be stranded at your resort due to road closures. Or worse not being able to get to the resort in the first place. The threat of avalanches during heavy snowfall necessitates mitigation efforts, which can temporarily close the only access road to Snowbird and Alta. While the safety is paramount, it can be immensely frustrating to have plans disrupted. 

Utah Mountain Shuttle: Your Avalanche Mitigation Mitigation Solution

Utah Mountain is your go-to partner for seamless transportation and contingency planning, even when faced with road closures. The team at Utah Mountain monitors canyon closures diligently and is ready to offer you alternative options to make sure your ski trip doesn't go to waste.

One remarkable example of their dedication to providing top-notch service involved a guest who wanted to hire Utah Mountain by the hour just to wait in line for the road to reopen. However, Utah Mountain's friendly dispatcher had a better idea.

Alternative Plan: Ski Park City and Explore Main Street

Rather than letting the guest wait in frustration, the dispatcher at Utah Mountain, with the guest's best interests in mind, suggested an alternative plan. The guest was advised to take a detour and head to the nearby Park City, another world-class ski destination known for its impressive slopes and charming atmosphere.

The guest, initially disappointed by the road closure, embraced the alternative plan and enjoyed a fantastic day of skiing in Park City. Afterward, they cruised Main Street, indulging in the delightful local cuisine and exploring the vibrant shopping and nightlife scene. Utah Mountain's friendly dispatcher not only saved the guest from a day of waiting but also turned an unfortunate situation into an unforgettable adventure. They quickly arranged transportation for the guest, and a friendly driver in a Utah Mountain Sprinter ensured the day went off without a hitch. That evening the road reopened.


While skiing in Utah is a dream come true for many, it's essential to be prepared for the unexpected, such as road closures due to avalanche mitigation efforts. Utah Mountain not only monitors canyon closures but also offers alternative plans to ensure that your ski trip remains memorable and stress-free. So, the next time you plan a ski vacation to Snowbird or Alta, remember that Utah Mountain has your back, ready to turn any roadblock into an adventure you won't forget.