Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Avalanche Experts Urge 'Know Before You Go' About Dangerous ConditionsThere's a new education effort underway to keep people safe during avalanches and its designed not only for backcountry skiers and boarders but everyone who lives or travels to Colorado's high country.
Avalanche Season Already Underway In NovemberIt may be hard to believe but avalanche season is here thanks to the healthy dose of recent snow. The Colorado Department of Transportation has a new weapon in their arsenal to keep the roads clear.
CDOT Working Against The Weather Installing New Avalanche Mitigation SystemTwo of the most avalanche prone areas on Colorado highways are getting a multi-million dollar fix from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Avalanche Victim Went Over Waterfall, Danger Remains Very HighAvalanche danger is a real concern in the high country, especially with the warming temperatures.
Bombs Tossed From Helicopter Help Clear Snow On Independence PassCrews 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.
Avalanche Conditions Will Become Dangerous With Slow StormThe 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: Storm To Increase Avalanche Danger In MountainsForecasters 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.
New Snowpack Means Weekend Avalanche Worries Despite Nice ForecastAfter 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.
Storm Boosts Colorado Snowpack, Especially In SouthwestMore than 4 feet of new snow in the mountains has helped boost Colorado's snowpack, especially in the state's southwestern corner.
Avalanche Danger Is Considerably High And Expected To RiseThe 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.
Forecasters Issue Blizzard Warning In Southern ColoradoThe 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.
Body Of Skier Who Died In Aspen Mountain Avalanche RecoveredSearchers have recovered the body of a skier who was killed in an avalanche on Aspen Mountain.
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