Avalanche Danger

The scene in Genesee on Friday evening (credit: CBS)

New Snowpack Means Weekend Avalanche Worries Despite Nice Forecast

After two weeks of cold and snow, a mild extended forecast means there’ll likely be a big draw to Colorado’s high country this weekend.

03/06/2015

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CBS4 Weather Watchers Measure 2-5 Inches From Most Recent Snow

The most recent round on wintry weather wraps up today after leaving a large blanket of fresh snow across much of Colorado.

03/04/2015

Snowmobilers gather with their trailers on Vail Pass on Sunday (credit: CBS)

Avalanche Danger Is Considerably High And Expected To Rise

The snow has been off-and-on in the high country since Saturday and more is expected there over the next few days. But it’s exactly what snowmobilers want to see.

03/01/2015

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Snow Raises Avalanche Danger In Southwest Colorado

While the snow tapered off in eastern Colorado on Monday, heavy snow continued to fall in southwestern Colorado.

02/23/2015

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Winter Storm Heightens Avalanche Danger

New snow has increased avalanche danger in parts of the high country.

02/22/2015

CAIC forecaster Scott Toepfer (credit: CBS)

New Snow Will Increase The Already Moderate Avalanche Danger

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center shows nearly all of Colorado’s high country is ripe for an avalanche and forecasters have their eyes on how the new snow is going to change things.

01/20/2015

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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

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More Snow, Windy Conditions Could Mean More Avalanches

Windy conditions and a fresh blanket of snow are creating unstable conditions which could mean more avalanches.

03/30/2014

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Fresh Powder Great For Skiing, Raises Avalanche Danger

This week’s fresh powder is great for skiers and boarders who want to enjoy spring skiing in Colorado’s mountains but it’s concerning for those who monitor avalanche conditions.

03/28/2014

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Avalanche Danger In Colorado At An All-Time High

Experts are saying the size and frequency of the most recent avalanches are unlike anything they’ve seen before.

02/17/2014

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