Western Colorado Avalanche Warnings

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 7, 2013 10:47 am


The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reports that the danger of snow slides remains high in the western Colorado area.

Backcountry travelers triggered several avalanches over the course of the weekend around Red Mountain Pass, but luckily no injuries

were reported.

Forecasters said today that hikers and skiers could trigger larger avalanches in Summit County, the Steamboat Springs area and the northern San Juan mountains. The most dangerous areas are located near and above tree line.

As of right now, the CAIC reports that there are quite a few areas where avalanches are likely to occur, however they are at a moderate danger level (Level 2), but can increase given the right conditions and/or heavy traffic in those areas.

Continue to follow updates from local news forecasters as well as the CAIC for immediate avalanche news and be aware of your surroundings.