Wyssen Avalanche Towers Protect Alta Ski Area
First Ski Areas in North America
Alta Ski Area, and neighboring Snowbird, were the first ski areas in North America to install Wyssen Avalanche Towers. Due to their effectiveness, Dave Richards, the head of the Alta Avalanche Office, calls them “true avalanche hunters“. This name bears historical significance as it was used to refer to Monty Atwater and his team as the first preventative avalanche mitigation program in the canyon. Wyssen Avalanche Control is proud to provide an innovative next step to Monty Atwater and The Avalanche Hunter’s pioneering work in Little Cottonwood Canyon.