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

· Apr. 18, 2016, 1:39 pm

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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