Blue Sky, China Bowl wind data available online

By John LaConte

VAIL — Here in Colorado, you don’t have to see new snowfall to see a rise in avalanche hazard.A half century ago, mountaineers would sacrifice sleep to study overnight winds, factoring their observations into the many decisions made the next day. Today, thanks to recent upgrades on the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website, local backcountry users can see wind data from the night before — hour by hour — from nearby areas before leaving their bed in the morning.Wind data from Vail Mountain areas Blue Sky Basin and China Bowl was recently made available on the Colorado Avalanche Information Center …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed