OGDEN -- With a snowstorm on track for this weekend, the Utah Avalanche Center predicts that the first significant avalanches of the winter season are on the way.
Avalanche Center Director Bruce Tremper said problems will occur in places where pre-existing snow remains from the snowstorm that took place in late mid-October.
"Pre-existing, old snow is much more slippery than bare ground," Tremper said "So avalanches could occur in areas where the new snow falls on the old snow."
Tremper said Ogden and Logan area mountains are particularly at risk.
In those two areas, old snow still exists above about 8,000 feet and since the sun melted much of the old snow in sunnier areas, the main avalanche problems will occur on the shady, north-facing slopes.
For more information, visit, UtahAvalancheCenter.org or call 888-999-4019.