Snowstorms in the Rocky Mountains and avalanches happen all the time, however, this season’s exceptionally weak snowpack is proving to be more dangerous compared to previous years- which poses deadly consequences if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Your normal routes may not be good routes this year and your previous avalanche precautions may not keep you out of a dangerous slide.
We want our outdoor community to enjoy everything a Colorado winter has to offer and live life outside, but we also want you to return home safely!
Backcountry safety tips to remember:
Check the Colorado Avalanche Information Center forecast
Take a backcountry safety course
Bring the proper safety gear
Adjust your plan for the day based on the avalanche conditions