Utah Avalanche Center

Grizzly Gulch Avalanche! A Firsthand Account Interview With Amie Engerbretson

Amie Engerbreston.        Photo: Jeff Engerbretson
Amie Engerbretson.         Photo: Megan Michelson

On December 9, 2013 pro skier Amie Engerbretson was shooting photos with another pro skier and photographer Adam Clark on a bluebird powder day at Alta, Utah. Everything was going their way—perfect snow conditions, ideal weather and light, a great crew of people. And then suddenly, all of that changed. The three of them decided to dip out of bounds to a popular backcountry spot called Grizzly Gulch, a zone Clark had shot in many times before that was just a short bootpack from the Alta parking lot.