Powder Mountain Ski Resort has reported that it is closed to work on avalanche mitigation to ensure the safety of patrons, though it says it will reopen to the public Monday.
"UDOT plans to keep the road closed until it is clear from all avalanche debris and all avalanche paths are deemes safe," the resort's website stated. UDOT reported on its website that roads around the resort were snowpacked.
The Utah Avalanche Center put the Ogden area mountains at high alert avalanche warning, noting that "These are dangerous times," and advising against any backcountry travel.
The road closures and avalanche mitigation comes just after a Colorado BYU student was caught in an avalanche while snowshoeing near American Fork Canyon. Identified as 21-year-old Ashleigh Cox, she is in critical condition in Provo and remains on life support.
"The danger remains high to extreme in many areas of the Wasatch Range," the avalanche center's website warns. " All aspects and elevations continue to be dangerous."