Considerable Avalanche Danger in Colorado

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 17, 2012 11:20 am

Attention skiers, snowboarders, hikers and snowmobilers in Southwest Colorado. Due to high-level recent snowfall, The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an avalanche warning throughout the area.

Colorado Avi Warning

They’ve declared the avalanche danger to be “considerable”, meaning that anyone traveling within this region should carefully evaluate any snow pack they encounter. They urge anyone out in the elements to use caution when choosing a route to take and make any decisions conservatively.

The zones affected include Vail & Summit County, Steamboat and Flat Tops, the Front Range, Sawatch Range, Gunnison, and both the North and South San Juan mountains. These areas are forecasted to receive another eight inches of snowfall before the storms conclude.

In addition to the snow affecting winter sports recreation, travel throughout the region will be extremely hazardous or near impossible. With the holiday’s fast approaching, it traveling in and out of Colorado could prove difficult.

Stay safe, and check in on the Colorado Avalanche Information Center for additional details before making any moves in the mountains.