Thinking about skiing the back country over the holidays? You may want to check the Colorado Avalanche Information Center for an avalanche forecast before hitting the slopes. Mouse over the map to see conditions for your travel destination. They also have current weather conditions by the hour for Colorado mountain passes. If you like statistics, the Information Center has avalanche accident statistics going back to 1997. They also offer avalanche survival classes and hold awareness sessions throughout the state. Go to: http://avalanche.state.co.us/Education/CAIC+Classes/ for a listing of upcoming events.