The Utah Avalanche Center does avalanche and snow safety reporting for backcountry skiers, snow mobilers, and backcountry travelers. The icon to show the conditions historically had been a flat, round graphic to show the changing conditions of mountain elevation and aspect. It is used in avalanche awareness classes and on the UAC's website and forecasting emails.
The redesign of this symbol was aimed at giving more of dimensional read, while integrating international elements of shape and colors. It was tested with users and avalanche forecasters.