Skiers: Watch Out For Avalanches In Colorado’s High Country

April 18, 2016

The spring snow storm that ended for most parts of Colorado on Sunday brought deep snow to Colorado’s high country -- and heightened avalanche danger.

A special avalanche advisory is in effect until noon Monday for the Front Range Mountains from the Pikes Peak region north to the Colorado-Wyoming stateline.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reports snow totals there of around 2 feet of snow with some areas east of the continental divide picking up 3 feet or more.

The center says wind-drifted snow likely formed slabs up to 4 or 5 feet deep and skiers can expect avalanches on all steep slopes today.

Other snow totals range from 15 inches around Vail to 24 inches around Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin.

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