The winter storm that could bring a foot of snow to some parts of Colorado’s mountains over the weekend is also increasing the risk of avalanches.
The spring storm moving slowly across Colorado is expected to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts the mountains by the end of Friday, making avalanche conditions dangerous.
As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain.
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.
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.
Federal investigators are trying to determine why an avalanche shell exploded Monday while state workers were trying to fire a round up a hillside to clear chasms filled with snow near Interstate-70.
Two state employees were injured Monday morning after an explosive used in avalanche mitigation detonated prematurely.
Education — that’s’ the only reason one Colorado snowmobiler says he’s alive after being caught in an avalanche in Grand County over the weekend.
After four deaths in one week and dozens of other avalanches, the small team at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is hoping to grow, but that costs money.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing what it can to keep drivers safe in the high country by conducting avalanche mitigation.