CAIC cautioning backcountry avalanche risk with recent storms

16th November, 2014 by

By Sebastian Foltz

With area resorts reporting between 30 and 40 inches of new snow from this recent series of storms, Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) officials are urging eager backcountry users to exercise caution. While not a full warning, the CAIC has issued an avalanche advisory for much of the state with specific emphasis on northwest, north and northeastern facing slopes. Those particular slopes have held snow from early season snowfalls in October, creating an especially weak base layer. “I don’t think we’ll get to warning criteria, but that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous,” CAIC deputy director Brian Lazar said Saturday. “We …

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