CAIC-142 Avalanches Were Reported In Colorado Throughout The Holiday Week

A fantastic synopsis of the first flurry of CO incidents from Chris Wallner on Snow Brains-

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, 142 avalanches were reported throughout December 22nd – December 29th, 2017. This spike in avalanche reports is attributed to the first major snowstorm of the season impacting the area. Along with that, persistent winds have been constantly shifting the snowpack, which adds to the dangers.

Avalanche Locations:

Steamboat & Flat Tops: 4

Front Range: 72

Vail & Summit County: 19

Sawatch Range: 8

Aspen: 23

Gunnison: 15

Northern San Juan: 1

Link to the NSJ Avy incident- R1 D1 BTL north facing slope Commodore trees:

http://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/obs/obs_report.php?obs_id=48454

Here is the link to the original article:

https://snowbrains.com/142-avalanches-reported-colorado-throughout-holiday-week/

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