Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Avalanche danger is a real concern in the high country, especially with the warming temperatures.
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.
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.
Forecasters say a strong storm that is expected to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts of Colorado’s mountains on Thursday and Friday will increase the danger of avalanches.
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.
More than 4 feet of new snow in the mountains has helped boost Colorado’s snowpack, especially in the state’s southwestern corner.
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.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Wolf Creek Pass as Pacific moisture brings heavy snow and strong winds to the Continental Divide through Monday.
Searchers have recovered the body of a skier who was killed in an avalanche on Aspen Mountain.
One person is dead after getting trapped in an avalanche late Monday afternoon near Aspen.