Backcountry Avalanche Forecasts

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Much of the central Colorado mountains is under “considerable” avalanche danger conditions right now, as evidenced by several recent deaths. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) monitors avalanche conditions and constantly updates their Backcountry Forecasts page with the latest information. Right now, the Front Range, Vail and Summit Counties, and the Sawatch Range are all under what the CAIC has termed “considerable” danger: “Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.” This helpful resource also provides information on weather, snowpack, and other essential information. So if you’re headed to the high country, be sure and check this site to determine which parts of the state are not safe.