Colorado Avalanche Information Center
A Presidents Day storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Colorado mountains Monday and left some roads in Denver and Colorado Springs glazed with ice for the morning commute.
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.
A backcountry skier who was seriously hurt when an avalanche swept her into some trees in Colorado has died.
One man was killed after being caught in an avalanche on the way to Grays and Torreys Peaks on Wednesday. The avalanche danger is expected to get worse as the weekend grows closer.
A man who was snowshoeing up a central Colorado mountain died after getting buried by an avalanche.
A strong winter storm is moving into the Colorado mountains and it is expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to some areas by Monday.
The National Weather Service says up to 20 inches of snow can be expected in the Colorado mountains through Monday.
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.
Clearing Independence Pass of avalanche danger takes planning, a helicopter and 30-pound bombs.
Colorado’s May snowstorm is increasing the state’s avalanche danger.