Dangerous conditions are forming in the high country. In many parts of the mountains the avalanche conditions are rated at considerable.
Some businesses in the high country told CBS4 a new policy by the U.S. Forest Service could wipe them out.
A man who runs ATV tours in the high country says he’s being shut down by the U.S. Forest Service.
Snow had been falling all day Monday on Vail Pass but there was very little accumulation.
A high wind warning for parts of the Front Range is in the forecast for Tuesday night and the strong winds already have been causing problems.
Recent snowfall after a dry start to the season has led to a considerable avalanche risk. That applies to all mountains in the central part of Colorado.
After Monday’s snow storm in the mountains the avalanche danger throughout the state is some of the highest all winter.
All lanes of westbound Interstate 70 reopened over Vail Pass Monday afternoon. It was closed while crews removed a truck that spilled hazardous chemicals after it lost control.
Two lanes of Interstate 70 were shut down much of Thursday afternoon during the Vail Time Trial race of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
The Colorado Department of Transportation may have to temporarily close restrooms for hikers and bikers on Vail Pass because of budget cuts.