New Snowpack Means Weekend Avalanche Worries Despite Nice Forecast

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – After two weeks of cold and snow, a nice extended forecast means there’ll likely be a big draw to Colorado’s high country this weekend.

In recent days, several ski resorts measured 2 to 5 feet of snow, and there was one report from Schoefield Pass, between Marble and Crested Butte, of over 8 feet.

With all that new snow, the concern for human-triggered avalanches remains high.

For the weekend ahead, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center has deemed most mountain locations to have a considerable level of avalanche danger.

The scene in Genesee on Friday evening (credit: CBS) The scene in Genesee on Friday evening (credit: CBS)

Considerable danger does not mean to stay away, but is more of a heads up for users of the back-country to be careful.

Boarders, skiers and snow mobilers are encourged to choose routes cautiously and to make wise decisions.

The recent heavy snow brought a huge boost to the state’s…

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