Snowmobiling in Central Utah

I'd Rather be Playing! on December 23rd, 2009

It’s official!  The 09-10 snowmobiling season has begun.  Over the past few weeks we have received lots of snow here in the Sanpete area.  Last Saturday my wife and I rode up Ephraim to check out the snow conditions.

The snow wasn’t very deep last weekend but is was very unstable.  As we rode I noticed 3 avalanche areas.  The largest was near Philadelphia Flat at an area know by local sledders as the “Super Monster”- a really fun place to hill climb.  The avalanche had  exposed the rocky hillside below.

Since yesterday morning, Tuesday 22nd, we have received lots of fluffy powder, which made it easy to shovel the drive with my ATV last night.  I am sure that avalanche danger will remain high through the weekend so please be careful if you plan to sled.  I also recommend wearing and avalanche beacon and carrying shovels and probes.

Trail grooming began up Ephraim and Mayfield (12-Mile) Canyons this week.  With this last storm, I hope they will begin grooming Manti and Fairview Canyons as well.

For more information about Snowmobiling in Central Utah, including snow depth and trail maps, visit:  http://sanpete.com/pages/snowmobile

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