Colorado Avalanche Information Center

CAIC forecaster Scott Toepfer (credit: CBS)

New Snow Will Increase The Already Moderate Avalanche Danger

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.

01/20/2015

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Coroner IDs Backcountry Skier Killed In Colorado Avalanche

A backcountry skier who was seriously hurt when an avalanche swept her into some trees in Colorado has died.

01/07/2015

An image of the slide (credit: CBS)

Avalanche Danger Expected To Grow After Deadly Snowslide

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.

01/01/2015

An image of the slide (credit: CBS)

Man Killed In Avalanche While Snowshoeing Grays And Torreys Peaks

A man who was snowshoeing up a central Colorado mountain died after getting buried by an avalanche.

12/31/2014

Traffic in the high country on Sunday (credit: John Mason)

Storm Warnings For Winter Weather Moving Into Colorado

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.

12/21/2014

The Eisenhower Tunnel Saturday night (credit: CBS)

Winter Storm Warning For Colorado High Country

The National Weather Service says up to 20 inches of snow can be expected in the Colorado mountains through Monday.

11/23/2014

The avalanche cleanup on Berthoud Pass in January 2014 (credit: Aaron Davidon, Grand County Search And Rescue)

Forest Service OKs Remote Blasting Of Avalanches On Berthoud Pass

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.

09/24/2014

Avalanche blasting on Independence Pass. (credit: CBS)

Bombs, Helicopter Needed To Negate Independence Pass Avalanche Danger

Clearing Independence Pass of avalanche danger takes planning, a helicopter and 30-pound bombs.

05/14/2014

An image of a small avalanche on Berthoud Pass on Saturday (credit: CAIC)

May Snowstorm Heightens Avalanche Risks

Colorado’s May snowstorm is increasing the state’s avalanche danger.

05/12/2014

Dr. Ethan Greene (credit: CBS)

Big Push Underway To Raise $$ For Avalanche Info Center

A group interested in keeping skiers and snowboarders safe in Colorado’s backcountry is trying to raise more money for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

04/17/2014

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