142 Avalanches Were Reported In Colorado Throughout The Holiday Week

Chris Wallner | BackcountryBackcountry | AvalancheAvalanche
Skier in avalanche. Image: Ivan Chudakov

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, 142 avalanches were reported throughout December 22nd – December 29th, 2017. This spike in avalanche reports is attributed to the first major snowstorm of the season impacting the area. Along with that, persistent winds have been constantly shifting the snowpack, which adds to the dangers.

Colorado Avalanche Reports. Image: CAIC

Avalanche Locations:

Steamboat & Flat Tops: 4

Front Range: 72

Vail & Summit County: 19

Sawatch Range: 8

Aspen: 23

Gunnison: 15

Northern San Juan: 1


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