Avalanche Blasting

"Avalauncher" (credit: CBS)

Crews Better Suited For ‘Avalauncher’ After Last Year’s Accident

Crews working on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s avalanche mitigation team are preparing to ramp up their workload as more snow falls in Colorado’s mountains.

12/17/2014

The avalanche cleanup on Berthoud Pass in January 2014 (credit: Aaron Davidon, Grand County Search And Rescue)

Forest Service OKs Remote Blasting Of Avalanches On Berthoud Pass

The U.S. Forest Service has approved the use of remote-controlled blasters to trigger small snowslides in an attempt to keep big avalanches from blocking Berthoud Pass near Winter Park Resort.

09/24/2014

(credit: CBS)

CDOT Hopes To Use New Method For Avalanche Blasting

It’s the unofficial end to summer this weekend but crews are already looking ahead to winter.

09/01/2013

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