Avalanche Danger

The conditions in the high country are ripe for an avalanche right now. In the last few days several people have died or have been injured in avalanche related events. Make sure to check the Back Country Forecasts from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center before heading up to ski. In addition to forecasts and current observations, the Center has accident reports and statistics and also links to online tutorials. If you’d like to learn about avalanches and how they form, the Colorado Geological Survey has a nice explanation in “Rock Talk: Focus on Avalanches.”

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