Crews are working to try to get Independence Pass open by Memorial Day. On Thursday they dropped bombs on unstable slabs of snow for avalanche mitigation.
Experts are saying the size and frequency of the most recent avalanches are unlike anything they’ve seen before.
Snow and wind are causing huge avalanche concerns in the high country.
Continued snowfall in the high country is resulting in high avalanche danger for backcountry skiers.
Aspen Skiing Company officials say an on-duty ski patrol member has died in an avalanche, becoming the first reported avalanche fatality so far this winter.