A large winter storm has moved into Colorado that’s bringing snow, wind and cold temperatures throughout the state.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the danger of avalanches is high in some areas follow a big snow storm that moved through the state over the weekend.
The coroner in Jackson County says the skier killed in an avalanche near Cameron Pass on Saturday was from Fort Collins. State experts say the avalanche danger across the state is considerable in many areas.
The Avalanche danger in the high country is high right now and rescuers need to be ready when someone gets trapped in a slide. CBS4′s Jeff Todd was invited behind the scenes to bring a close up look at the vital training.
With avalanche danger very high in Colorado mountains some ski patrol units are turning to new technology to keep them safe while they venture into the most dangerous terrain.
Dangerous avalanche conditions are forming in Colorado’s High Country. The avalanche danger in many parts of the mountains is rated as “considerable.”
Business is lagging this year at the Boulder Outdoor Center, where adventurers come to book and buy equipment for ski trips into the backcountry.
Backcountry outdoor enthusiasts are being warned to be careful this holiday weekend because the avalanche danger is high.
With all the snow the avalanche danger has increased across the Rockies.
A weak, sugary snowpack in the mountains is raising the avalanche danger in parts of the West, leaving slopes vulnerable to crumbling under the pressure of heavy snowstorms.