Use this page to view archived advisories. The table below shows the overall danger rating and the bottom line for the 20 most recent advisories. Click on the time and date link above each danger rating icon to view the full advisory for that day. Use the date chooser or the pager at the bottom to scroll through the older advisories.

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Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-24
March 24, 2017 at 6:59

The avalanche danger today will start out LOW. However, later this afternoon and into tonight, moderate to strong winds and new snow are in the forecast and the danger will rise to MODERATE due to human triggered wind and storm slabs being possible. As snow and wind continue over the weekend, make note of where the wind is blowing the new snow and pick terrain accordingly.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-23
March 23, 2017 at 6:30

The Avalanche Danger will rise to Moderate today as the Sun heats up the snow surface.  Human triggered loose, wet avalanches remain possible on all steep solar slopes. On Southern and Northern slopes in the highest elevations, you may encounter shallow wind slabs that may be reactive to the weight of a skier or snowmobile. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-22
March 22, 2017 at 6:45

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate today at all elevations and aspects.  Human triggered loose, wet avalanches remain possible on all steep slopes.  On leeward facing slopes in the highest elevations, you may encounter thin wind slabs that are reactive to the weight of a skier or snowmobile.   Cornice failures are also a major concern,  large cornices are overhanging ridge lines much farther than you might expect.  Avoid traveling near the edges of and spending time below heavily corniced ridgelines.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-21
March 21, 2017 at 6:11

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate today at all elevations and aspects.  Human triggered loose, wet avalanches remain possible on all steep slopes.  On leeward facing slopes in the highest elevations, you may encounter thin wind slabs that are reactive to the weight of a skier or snowmobile.   Cornice failures are also a major concern,  large cornices are verhanging ridge lines much farther than you might expect.  Avoid traveling near the edges of and spending time below heavily corniced ridgelines.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-20
March 20, 2017 at 6:13

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate today at all elevations and aspects.  Human triggered loose, wet avalanches remain possible on all steep slopes.  On leeward(E, NE, N, NW)  facing slopes  in the highest elevations, thin wind slabs may be reactive to the weight of a skier or snowmobile.   Cornice failures are also a major concern,  cornices are large and overhanging ridge lines much farther than you might expect.  Avoid traveling near the edges of and spending time below these monsters.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-19
March 19, 2017 at 6:16

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable  today at all elevations/aspects.  Loose, wet avalanches will be your main concern today,  but upper elevation lee slopes are now sporting a fresh crop of wind slabs resting on a variety of firm surfaces below.  Expect them on primarily E through NW slopes.  Cornice failures are also a major concern,  cornices are large and overhanging ridgelines much farther than you might expect.  Avoid travelling near the edges of and spending time below these monsters.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-18
March 18, 2017 at 6:07

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE  today at all elevations/aspects.  Loose, wet avalanches will be your main concern today,  but upper elevation lee slopes are now sporting a thin and reactive wind slab layer as well as 3-5 inches of sled cooling, ski carving new snow.  Cornice failures are also a major concern,  cornices are very large and overhanging ridgelines much farther than you might expect.  Avoid travelling near the edges of and spending time below these monsters.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-17
March 17, 2017 at 5:47

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE  today at all elevations/aspects due to the possibility of loose, wet avalanches resulting from warm temperatures and recent rainfall that has saturated the upper snow pack.  Cornice failures are also a concern,  the overhanging snow has become unstable as a result of the warm, wet weather this week.  The snow surface will be refrozen this morning but will be thawing through the day and is unlikely to refreeze until Sunday evening.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-16
March 16, 2017 at 6:32

The avalanche danger is MODERATE at all elevations and all aspects due to human triggered wet-loose, cornice fall, and wind slab avalanches being possible. Two days of rain on snow, and a lack of freezing temperatures until this morning, will make loose wet avalanches our primary concern. Stay away from overhanging cornices.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-15
March 15, 2017 at 6:21

The avalanche danger is MODERATE at all elevations and all aspects due to human triggered avalanches being possible. A sustained lack of freezing temperatures over the last 48 hours, with rain on snow today, will make loose wet avalanches our primary concern. Today as the snow pack continues to transition from 'damp' to 'wet', the danger could rise to CONSIDERABLE due to the decreasing strength of the snow pack and the increase in the possibility of natural wet slab avalanches.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-14
March 14, 2017 at 6:28

The avalanche danger is MODERATE at all elevations and all aspects due to human triggered avalanches being possible. A lack of freezing temperatures overnight combined with rain on snow today will make loose wet avalanches are primary concern. Today as the snow pack continues to transition from 'damp' to 'wet', the danger could rise to CONSIDERABLE due to the decreasing strength of the snow pack and the increase in the possibility of natural wet slab avalanches.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-13
March 13, 2017 at 5:29

The avalanche danger is MODERATE due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Above 7000 feet be on the lookout for wind slabs, primarily on north and east aspects. Also, warm temperatures and sun will increase the chance of loose wet avalanches in very steep terrain. If the sun comes out for more than a few hours the danger will rise on all sunny slopes. Middle and low elevation slopes in the shade, the avalanche danger is LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-12
March 12, 2017 at 6:22

The avalanche danger is MODERATE at all elevations due to human triggered avalanches being possibleThe refreeze of the snow pack from Friday and Friday night was short lived due to warm temperatures and rain falling yesterday up to 7000 feet. Overnight the temperatures dipped below freezing again at all elevations, however, below 7000 feet the brief dip of the mercury had little affect on freezing the soggy snow pack. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-11
March 11, 2017 at 7:00

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate today above 7000 feet.  Human triggered avalanches are possible on steep, wind loaded terrain.  Below 7000 feet the Avalanche Danger is Low where firm, refrozen snow developed overnight with below freezing temperatures.  As temperatures rise today and if we see periods of direct sun, the potential for loose, wet avalanches will increase.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-10
March 10, 2017 at 7:00

The Avalanche Danger is CONSIDERABLE today at all elevations due to natural avalanches being possible, and human triggered avalanches being likely.  Above freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, rain on snow combined with steady S, SW and W moderate winds have all stressed our snowpack right to its breaking point.  1-3 ft thick wind slabs and storm slabs are the main concerns again today. Loose, wet avalanches will be a concern on all but the highest elevation slopes.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-09
March 9, 2017 at 7:50

The Avalanche Danger is CONSIDERABLE today at all elevations due to natural avalanches being possible, and human triggered avalanches being likely.  Dense snowfall, moderate S and SW winds, and warming temperatures will cause the avalanche danger to increase through the day as the snowline rises to almost 8000 ft.  1-3 ft thick wind slabs and storm slabs are the main concerns today and will become more likely as the upper snowpack becomes saturated by high elevation rain starting this afternoon.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-08
March 8, 2017 at 6:58

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today at all elevations due to natural avalanches being possible, and human triggered avalanches being likely. New, heavier snow, moderate winds, and warming temperatures will cause the avalanche danger to rise this evening, especially at elevations between 5,000 and 6,000 feet where rain on snow is forecasted.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-07
March 7, 2017 at 5:51

The avalanche danger today is CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being likely. A new round of wind and storm slabs have developed over the last 24 hours, and if today's forecasted snow and wind comes to fruition, the danger will increase at all elevations this afternoon and into tonight. Out of the wind zone in the middle elevations today we start out at MODERATE, and below 6,000 the danger will start out LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-06
March 6, 2017 at 5:19

The avalanche danger today is CONSIDERABLE above 7000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being likely. Wind and snow from Saturday night, and more on the way today, have created new wind and storm slabs. Between 7000 and 6000 feet the danger is MODERATE due to less snow and wind. Below 6000 the danger is LOW. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-05
March 5, 2017 at 6:49

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable today above 6000 feet where a combination of high winds and up to 2 feet of new snow have created new wind and storm slabs that have fallen on a variety of old snow surfaces, and may have a poor bond.  Below 6000 feet the Danger is Moderate due to less snowfall and warmer temperatures. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-04
March 4, 2017 at 7:03

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable today above 6000 feet where a combination of high winds and heavy snowfall have created new wind and storm slabs that have fallen on a variety of old snow surfaces.  Below 6000 feet the Danger is Moderate due to less snowfall overnight and warmer temperatures.  With warm temperatures and rising snowlines today, the possibility of loose, wet avalanches will increase in the lower elevations throughout the day.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-03
March 3, 2017 at 6:38

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate on upper elevation wind exposed slopes where wind slabs continue to form and on slopes that receive direct sun throughout the day.  Wet, loose avalanches may be possible if Southerly slopes are exposed to direct sunlight.  Expect this problem to begin early on East facing slopes and move around the bottom of the compass throughout the day.  Below 7000 feet on protected slopes the danger is Low.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-02
March 2, 2017 at 7:11

The avalanche danger is Considerable today at all elevations on solar aspects where natural avalanches are likely, and human triggered avalanches are possible. Above 6,000 feet, on leeward terrain that wont be effected by the Sun, Moderate danger exists where variable winds have formed wind slabs near ridge tops that may be sensitive to the weight of a skier or rider. Below 6,000 feet on aspects that are not effected by the Sun, the danger is LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-01
March 1, 2017 at 6:18

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet where human triggered avalanches are likely. New snow combined with variable winds have formed a new batch of wind slabs on all leeward terrain in the upper elevations. In the middle elevations, on steep slopes that were not affected by the wind, loose dry avalanches are the primary problem and the danger is MODERATE. Below 6,000 feet where less new snow has fallen the danger is LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-28
February 28, 2017 at 5:50

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being likely. New snow combined with variable winds have caused a new batch of wind slabs on all leeward terrain in the upper elevations. In the middle elevations, on steep slopes that were not affected by the wind, loose dry avalanches are the primary problem and the danger is MODERATE. Below 6,000 feet where less new snow has fallen the danger is LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-27
February 27, 2017 at 6:18

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 6,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being likely. New snow combined with winds out of the south, west, and southwest have caused a new batch of wind slabs on all leeward terrain. On steep slopes that were not affected by the wind, loose dry avalanches are the primary problem. Below 6,000 feet where new light powder rests on a slick crust the danger is MODERATE.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-26
February 26, 2017 at 7:04

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE above 7000 feet today on wind affected slopes. Winds gusting around the compass over the last 5 days have left multiple layers of wind slabs sensitive to the weight of a skier or snowmobiler scattered across exposed, upper elevation terrain. The Avalanche Danger below 7000 ft where soft snow exists on protected slopes is LOW.  Very firm conditions will be found in the lower elevations. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-25
February 25, 2017 at 7:11

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE above 7000 feet today on wind affected slopes. Winds gusting around the compass over the last 5 days have left multiple layers of wind slabs sensitive to the weight of a skier or snowmobiler scattered across exposed, upper elevation terrain. The Avalanche Danger below 7000ft where soft snow exists is LOW.  Very firm snow and crusts will be found in the lower elevations.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-24
February 24, 2017 at 6:43

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable above 7000 feet today on wind affected slopes. Winds gusting around the compass over the last 5 days have left multiple layers of wind slabs sensitive to the weight of a skier or snowmobiler scattered across exposed, upper elevation terrain. The Avalanche Danger in wind protected areas where soft snow exists and below 7000 feet is Moderate.  In the lower elevations, expect Low danger where the snowpack is well consolidated.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-23
February 23, 2017 at 5:33

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet. Snow and strong winds from around the compass have created slabs in exposed and sheltered terrain on multiple aspects. Multiple generations of wind slabs may be sensitive to the weight of skiers and riders, may be up to 3’ thick, and have formed on top of a variety of surfaces.  Below 7,000 feet the avalanche danger is MODERATE.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-22
February 22, 2017 at 6:54

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet. Snow and strong winds have created slabs in exposed and sheltered terrain on multiple aspects. Multiple generations of wind slabs may be sensitive to the weight of skiers and riders, may be up to 3’ thick, and have formed on top of a variety of surfaces.  Below 7,000 feet the avalanche danger is MODERATE.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-21
February 21, 2017 at 6:45

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 6,000 feet. Snow and strong wind have created slabs in exposed and sheltered terrain on multiple aspects. Multiple generations of wind slabs will be sensitive to the weight of riders, may be up to 3’ thick, and have formed over a variety of surfaces.  Wind slabs are less widespread in low elevations where MODERATE danger exists due to the possibility of loose wet and wet slab avalanches.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-20
February 20, 2017 at 6:45

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet. Snow and strong wind have created slabs in exposed and sheltered terrain on multiple aspects. Multiple generations of wind slabs will be sensitive to the weight of riders, may be up to 2’ thick, and have formed over a variety of surfaces.  Wind slabs are less widespread at middle and low elevations where MODERATE danger exists. In the lowest elevations there is a possibility of wet avalanches due to forecasted rain today. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-19
February 19, 2017 at 6:19

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet today due to human triggered avalanches being likely. Winds out of the south over the last few days have caused wind slabs of up to two feet deep on all leeward slopes. Below 7,000 the danger is MODERATE and human triggered wind slabs avalanches, and in the lowest elevation loose wet avalanches, are possible.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-18
February 18, 2017 at 5:59

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate today. High Southerly winds Thursday created a new batch of wind slabs on mostly Northerly aspects above 7000 ft.  These new slabs and 3-5 inches of new snow fell on a variety of  slick, old snow surfaces which will create poor bonding in many places. Below 7000 feet there is a possibility of wet loose avalanches due to another day of near or above freezing temperatures and the possiblity of rain on snow.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-17
February 17, 2017 at 7:02

 

The Avalanche Danger is CONSIDERABLE today above 7000 feet on wind affected slopes. Winds in excess of 35 MPH were recorded in the upper elevations yesterday which quickly created a new batch of wind slabs.  These new slabs and the new snow fell on a variety of  slick, old snow surfaces which will create poor bonding in many places. Below 6000 feet there is a possibility of wet loose avalanches due to yesterday's rain and above freezing temperatures.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-16
February 16, 2017 at 7:13

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today at all elevations where natural avalanches are possible, and human triggered avalanches are likely. Loose wet natural avalanches are possible below 6500 feet where rain is falling on the snow surface. Above 6500 feet, new snow may have trouble bonding to slick snow surfaces created from the sun this past week. Elevations above 7,000 feet will see South winds upwards of 38MPH creating fresh wind slab avalanche hazard.

 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-15
February 15, 2017 at 6:11

The avalanche danger is MODERATE today above 6000 feet. Loose wet avalanches are possible on very steep, sunny slopes in the heat of the afternoon. Wind slabs of varying thickness can still be found on wind-loaded slopes above 7000 feet. Below 6000 feet the danger is LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-14
February 14, 2017 at 6:44

The avalanche danger is MODERATE today above 6000 feet. Loose wet avalanches are possible on very steep, sunny slopes in the heat of the afternoon. Also, wind slabs of varying thickness can still be found on steep slopes above 7000 feet. Below 6000 feet the danger is LOWbut still be aware of the loosening of the snow due to heat in the afternoon.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-13
February 13, 2017 at 6:50

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today above 7000 feet where human triggered avalanches are likely due to wind slabs on leeward slopes.  Below 7000 feet the danger is MODERATE due to wind slabs and loose wet avalanches being possible. Human triggered wet loose avalanches will remain a concern on steep slopes today as day time highs creep back up into the upper 30's. At 6000 feet and below the danger is LOW.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-12
February 12, 2017 at 7:17

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable today above 7000 feet where new windslabs have formed on mostly Northerly facing leeward slopes over the last few days.  Below 7000 feet the Danger is Moderate.  2 days of below freezing temperatures have done a great job re-freezing our very soggy snowpack.  The possibility of human caused wind slabs, and wet loose avalanches will remain on steep slopes as day time highs creep back up into the upper 30's.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-11
February 11, 2017 at 7:33

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable today above 7000 feet where new windslabs formed through Thursday night and Friday on leeward slopes.  Below 7000 feet the Danger is Moderate.  Falling temperatures yesterday afternoon and last night have already begun re-freezing our very soggy snowpack.  The possibility of human caused wet loose or wet slab avalanches will remain until the snowpack has completely refrozen.  Avoid steep slopes until the lower snowpack refreezes.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-10
February 10, 2017 at 7:03

The Avalanche Danger is HIGH throughout the West Central Mountains and surrounding areas.  High winds, above freezing temperatures, and rain falling on the snowpack up to 8000 feet over the last 24 hours have created dangerous avalanche conditions. Numerous large avalanches have been reported in both upper and lower elevation areas. High hazard will continue through the day as water continues to soak deeper into the snowpack creating the potential for large wet slab avalanches.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-09
February 9, 2017 at 6:45

The avalanche danger is HIGH above 6000 feet due to natural avalanches being likely and human triggered avalanches being very likely. Avoid steep, wind affected terrain today where rain will weaken the snow pack up to 8,500 feet. The danger is CONSIDERABLE below 6000 feet where human triggered avalanches are likely in steep terrain saturated by rain.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-08
February 8, 2017 at 6:56

The avalanche danger is Considerable above 6000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being likely in wind exposed terrain. Over the last 24 hours we have seen moderate to high winds which created wind slabs that are widespread. The danger is Moderate below 6000 feet where wind slabs are less widespread but storm slab human triggered avalanches are possible in steep sheltered terrain.  This evening as temperatures and snow levels rise, the avalanche hazard will rise along with it.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-07
February 7, 2017 at 6:30

The avalanche danger is HIGH above 7000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being very likely in wind exposed terrain. Over the last 24 hours we have seen moderate to high winds which created wind slabs that are widespread. The danger is CONSIDERABLE below 7000 feet where wind slabs are less widespread but storm slab avalanches are likely in steep sheltered terrain. Below 6000 feet the danger is MODERATE.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-06
February 6, 2017 at 6:43

The avalanche danger is HIGH above 6000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being very likely in wind exposed terrain. Over the last 24 hours we have seen high winds and at times heavy snowfall, which is creating wind slabs that are widespread. The danger is CONSIDERABLE below 6000 where wind slabs are less widespread but storm slab and loose wet avalanches are likely. In all sheltered terrain, human triggered storm slab avalanches are likely in very steep terrain. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-05
February 5, 2017 at 7:11

The Avalanche Danger is HIGH above 6000 feet.  High winds, heavy snowfall, rain and the potential for rain above 6000 feet combined with above freezing temperatures are creating dangerous avalanche conditions.  Above 7000 feet, dense wind and storm slabs have been building over the last 48 hours.  Below 6000 feet the Avalanche Danger is CONSIDERABLE, wet loose avalanches are likely on steep slopes.  Today is a good day to avoid being on or under terrain steeper than 30 degrees.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-04
February 4, 2017 at 6:12

The Avalanche Danger is HIGH on all aspects at all elevations.  High winds, heavy snowfall, rain and the potential for rain above 6000 feet combined with above freezing temperatures are creating dangerous avalanche conditions throughout the area.  Lower elevation avalanches will be likely on steep slopes below 5000 feet.  Above 7000 feet wind and storm slabs have been building over the last 24 hours.  Today is a good day to avoid being on or under terrain steeper than 30 degrees.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-03
February 3, 2017 at 6:07

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE today on steep, upper elevation slopes above 7000 feet where shallow, human triggered wind slabs are possible.  Loose, dry avalanches or sluffs are a concern on very steep terrain. Below 7000 feet the avalanche danger is LOW but will rise throughout the day with the arrival of a wet and windy storm. Natural and human caused avalanches will become likely with 15+ inches of snow forecasted in the upper elevations through the next few days.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-02
February 2, 2017 at 5:10

The avalanche danger today is MODERATE on steep, wind affected slopes above 7000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Below 7000 feet the avalanche danger is LOW.  Do keep in mind that a layer of buried surface hoar, and basal facets are still being tracked around the advisory area. While the chances of triggering an avalanche due to this problem is low, the consequences would be high.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-01
February 1, 2017 at 6:35

The avalanche danger today is MODERATE on steep, wind affected slopes above 7000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Below 7000 feet the avalanche danger is LOW.  Do keep in mind that a layer of buried surface hoar is still being tracked around the advisory area. While the chances of triggering an avalanche due to this problem is low, the consequences would be high.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-31
January 31, 2017 at 6:15

The avalanche danger today is MODERATE on steep, wind affected slopes above 7000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Below 7000 feet the avalanche danger is LOW.  Do keep in mind that a layer of buried surface hoar is still being tracked around the advisory area. While the chances of triggering an avalanche due to this problem is low, the consequences would be high.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-30
January 30, 2017 at 6:12

The avalanche danger today is MODERATE on steep, wind affected slopes above 7000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Below 7000 feet the avalanche danger is LOW.  Do keep in mind that a layer of buried surface hoar is still being tracked around the advisory area. While the chances of triggering an avalanche due to this problem is low, the consequences would be high.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-29
January 29, 2017 at 6:45

The avalanche danger is MODERATE due human triggered avalanches being possible in isolated areas today.  Persistent weak layers, ice crusts or crust /facet combinations can be found buried in some areas. Wind slabs of varying thickness exist near ridge lines and on exposed upper elevation terrain.  Pay attention to changing snow conditions as temperatures climb throughout the day. Use good travel techniques, ski or ride one at time and keep your eyes on your partners in steep terrain today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-28
January 28, 2017 at 7:07

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate, human triggered avalanches are possible in isolated areas today.  Persistent weak layers, ice crusts or crust /facet combinations can be found buried in some areas. Wind slabs of varying thickness exist near ridgelines and on exposed upper elevation terrain.  Pay attention to changing snow conditions as temperatures climb throughout the day. Use good travel techniques, ski or ride one at time and keep your eyes on your partners in steep terrain today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-27
January 27, 2017 at 6:07

The Avalanche Danger today is Moderate, human triggered avalanches are possible.  Buried Surface Hoar and small grained Faceted snow may be found in lower elevations or areas that were sheltered from high winds before they got buried.  Wind slabs of varying thickness and hardness are present near ridgelines and on almost all exposed terrain. Use good travel techniques, ski or ride one at time and keep your eyes on your partners if you are in steep terrain.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-26
January 26, 2017 at 7:13

The avalanche danger is Moderate  today at all elevations on slopes over 30 degrees due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Surface hoar is buried between 1-2 feet, in isolated areas that stayed sheltered from the winds. Sensitive wind slabs can be found near ridgelines.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-24
January 24, 2017 at 6:35

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today above 6000 feet on slopes over 30 degrees due to human triggered avalanches being likely. Below 6000 feet the avalanche danger is MODERATE and human triggered avalanches are possible.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-24
January 24, 2017 at 17:45

The avalanche danger is Moderate  today at all elevations on slopes over 30 degrees due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Surface hoar is buried between 1-2 feet, in isolated areas that stayed sheltered from the winds. Sensitive wind slabs can be found near ridgelines.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-23
January 23, 2017 at 6:26

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today above 6000 feet on slopes over 30 degrees due to human triggered avalanches being likely. Below 6000 the avalanche danger is MODERATE and human triggered avalanches are possible.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-22
January 22, 2017 at 7:29

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 7000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being likely. Our most recent storm cycle put down 18-21 inches of new snow that fell on a variety of old snow surfaces including well developed surface hoar, near surface facets and firm crusts.  In addition, a fresh crop of wind slabs will be found near the ridge tops on leeward and/or crossloaded slopes. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-21
January 21, 2017 at 6:43

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 6000 feet.. Our most recent storm cycle put down 18-21 inches of new snow that fell on a variety of old snow surfaces including well developed Surface HoarNear Surface facets and firm crusts.  In addition, a fresh crop of wind slabs will be found near the ridge tops on leeward slopes. Small to medium sized, human triggered avalanches are likely today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-20
January 20, 2017 at 5:39

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 6000 feet.. Our most recent storm cycle put down 18-21 inches of new snow that fell on a variety of old snow surfaces including well developed Surface Hoar, Near Surface facets and firm crusts.  In addtion, a fresh crop of wind slabs will be found near the ridge tops on leeward slopes. Small to medium sized, human triggered avalanches are likely today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-19
January 19, 2017 at 6:17

The avalanche danger is Condiserable above 6000 feet. Last night up to a foot of new snow came in with Southwest winds around 20 MPH...resting on buried surface hoar. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick.  Below 6.000 feet. the avalanche danger is Moderate. 

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January 18, 2017 at 6:47

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on wind loaded, slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick. Expect to see the avalanche danger rise quickly today with the approaching storm bringing more wind and snow.

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January 17, 2017 at 6:36

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on wind loaded, slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick. Tonight and tomorrow expect to see avalanche danger rise quickly with the approaching wind and snow.

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January 16, 2017 at 6:51

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE on wind loaded, slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick.  Small, loose snow avalanches are also possible and may provide the trigger for larger slab avalanches especially as direct sun and afternoon warming affect the snowpack.

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January 15, 2017 at 6:44

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE,  human triggered avalanches are possible  on wind loaded, slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick.  Small, loose snow avalanches are possible and may provide the trigger for deeper wind or storm slab avalanches especially as direct sun and afternoon warming affect the snowpack.

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January 14, 2017 at 5:56

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE,  human triggered avalanches are possible  on wind loaded, slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick.  Small, loose snow avalanches are possible and may provide the trigger for deeper wind or storm slab avalanches especially as direct sun and afternoon warming affect the snowpack.

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January 13, 2017 at 6:49

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable on wind loaded, or cross loaded slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on Northerly slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick.  Cross loaded areas of wind slab may be found on E or W facing slopes and on smaller terrain features throughout the upper elevations.  Also, pay attention to direct sun and afternoon warming later in the day.

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January 12, 2017 at 8:06

Today, the avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE for elevations above 6,000 feet. Human triggered avalanches are LIKELY on steep, wind drifted slopes, and rocky slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass. Southern aspects will likely produce loose wet slides as the Sun warms up the snow today.

Below 6,000 feet MODERATE avalanche danger exists and human triggered slides are possible.

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January 11, 2017 at 6:59

Today, the avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE for elevations above 6,000 feet. Human triggered avalanches are LIKELY on steep, wind drifted slopes, and rocky slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass. 

Below 6,000 feet MODERATE avalanche danger exists and human triggered slides are possible.

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January 10, 2017 at 6:48

The avalanche danger today is CONSIDERABLE for elevations above 6,000 feet. Human triggered avalanches are LIKELY on steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass. Once triggered, today's avalanches have the potential to break deep/wide, resulting in a dangerous avalanche.

Below 6,000 feet MODERATE avalanche danger exists and human triggered slides are possible.

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January 9, 2017 at 6:37

The avalanche danger today is HIGH in elevations above 7,000 feet. Human triggered avalanches are VERY LIKELY on steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass. Once triggered, today's avalanches have the potential to break deep/wide, resulting in a dangerous avalanche.

CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger exists on steep wind drifted slopes at mid elevations and human triggered avalanches are likely.

Below 6,000 feet MODERATE avalanche danger exists and human triggered slides are possible.

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January 8, 2017 at 6:07

The avalanche danger is MODERATE at upper and middle elevations. It will be possible to trigger small to medium sized avalanches in exposed, wind-affected terrain. High elevations not sheltered from the winds are the most likely locations to find wind slabs and wind affected snow. Stability is better on slopes sheltered from the wind. At low elevations, avalanches are unlikely and the danger is LOW. Stability will decrease later today and overnight with fresh snowfall and gusty winds.

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January 7, 2017 at 6:47

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate on upper elevation slopes today. Small wind slabs exist throughout upper elevation terrain. Watch for wind sculpted/textured areas and firmer pockets of older wind slab or wind board near ridge tops and wind exposed slopes.  Expect additional loading today and tonight as South winds increase accompanying an incoming storm. The Avalanche Danger will be increasing over the next 24 hours with rising temperatures, gusty winds and the potential for significant precipitation in the upper elevations.

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January 6, 2017 at 6:41

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate on upper elevation slopes today. Variable winds through the week have created small wind slabs on wind exposed slopes over the last few days. Watch for wind sculpted/textured or pillowed areas and firmer pockets of older windslab near ridge tops and on wind exposed slopes.  Expect additional wind loading today and tonight as mostly South winds begin to increase accompanying the next storm system. 

 

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January 5, 2017 at 6:52

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on all slopes over 30 degrees and above 7,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possibleBe on the lookout for fresh new wind slabs and older/stiffer wind slabs while traveling in steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass.

Below 7,000 feet, and out of the wind, generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the avalanche danger is LOW

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January 4, 2017 at 6:33

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on all slopes over 30 degrees and above 7,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possibleBe on the lookout for fresh new wind slabs and older/stiffer wind slabs while traveling in steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass.

Below 7,000 feet, and out of the wind, generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the avalanche danger is LOW

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January 3, 2017 at 6:26

 

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on all slopes over 30 degrees and above 7,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possibleBe on the lookout for fresh new wind slabs and older/stiffer wind slabs while traveling in steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass.

Below 7,000 feet, and out of the wind, generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the avalanche danger is LOW

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January 2, 2017 at 5:58

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on all slopes over 30 degrees and above 7,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possibleBe on the lookout for fresh new wind slabs and older/stiffer wind slabs while traveling in steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass.

Below 7,000 feet, and out of the wind, generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the avalanche danger is LOW

 

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January 1, 2017 at 0:20

The Avalanche Hazard is Moderate on upper elevation slopes today.  Gusting and variable winds have created wind slabs on many wind exposed slopes over the last few days. Watch for wind sculpted snow, or stiff pockets of windslab on windward slopes, and drifts or pillows on leeward slopes and smaller terrain features that can catch wind blown snow. Expect additional wind loading over the next couple days with light snow and light South-west winds. 

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December 31, 2016 at 6:53

The Avalanche Hazard is Moderate on upper elevation slopes today.  Gusting and variable winds have created areas of wind slab on many wind exposed slopes throughout the last few days. Watch for wind sculpted or stiff pockets of windslab on windward slopes and drifts or pillows on leeward slopes and smaller terrain features that can catch wind blown snow. Expect additional wind loading today with SW gusts in the upper teens to 20 mph range throughout the day.

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December 30, 2016 at 7:00

The Avalanche Hazard is Moderate above 6000 ft today.  Gusting and variable winds have created areas of wind slab on many upper elevation and wind exposed slopes throughout the last few days. Watch for wind sculpted or stiff pockets of snow on windward slopes and drifts or pillows on leeward slopes/smaller terrain features that can catch wind blown snow. Expect additional wind loading today with SW gusts into the upper 20 mph range becoming N later in the day.

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December 29, 2016 at 5:55

The avalanche danger is Considerable today above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Moderate. Skiers and riders could possibly trigger avalanches in steep, wind loaded terrain.

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December 28, 2016 at 8:41

The avalanche danger is Considerable today above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Moderate. It is possible for skiers and riders to trigger avalanches in steep, wind loaded terrain.

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December 28, 2016 at 6:43

The avalanche danger is Considerable today above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Moderate. It is possible for skiers and riders to trigger avalanches in steep, wind loaded terrain.

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December 27, 2016 at 6:45

The avalanche danger will start out MODERATE this morning in elevations over 6,000 feet. However, with snow currently falling and forecasted winds to blow into the 20 and 30 mph range, human caused avalanches will become likely in wind loaded terrain and the avalanche danger will rise to CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet by early afternoon. 

Below 6,000 feet generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the danger is LOW.

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December 26, 2016 at 6:10

The avalanche danger is MODERATE today in the upper and mid elevations due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Below 6,000 feet the danger is LOW.  Wind slabs near ridge tops will be the main concern today, but there is also a low probability/high consequence of triggering a persistent slab avalanche in shallow/rocky areas where a layer of faceted snow at the ground has 3 to 5 feet of snow resting above it.

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December 25, 2016 at 6:51

 

Merry Christmas! The avalanche hazard is Moderate today in the upper and mid elevations and low below 6000 feet.  Wind slabs near ridgetops will be the main concern today. The potential for storm slabs up to 12 inches thick exists in steep. upper elevation terrain. There is also a low probability/high consequence possibility of triggering a large avalanche in shallow/rocky areas where a layer of faceted snow at the ground has 3 to 5 feet of snow resting above it.

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December 24, 2016 at 7:15

The avalanche danger is Considerable above 7000 feet today. Gusting and variable winds have created sensitive wind slabs near ridgetops and on the leeward side of smaller terrain features. There is also a low probability/high consequence possibility of triggering a large avalanche in shallow/rocky areas where a layer of faceted snow at the ground has 3 to 5 feet of snow resting above it. The potential for new storm slabs up 10 inches thick exists in steep upper elevation terrain.

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December 24, 2016 at 7:13

The avalanche danger is Considerable above 7000 feet today. Gusting and variable winds have created sensitive wind slabs near ridgetops and on the leeward side of smaller terrain features. There is also a low probability/high consequence possibility of triggering a large avalanche in shallow/rocky areas where a layer of faceted snow at the ground has 3 to 5 feet of snow resting above it. The potential for new storm slabs up 10 inches thick exists in steep upper elevations terrain.

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December 24, 2016 at 7:13

The avalanche danger is Considerable above 7000 feet today. Gusting and variable winds have created sensitive wind slabs near ridgetops and on the leeward side of smaller terrain features. There is also a low probability/high consequence possibility of triggering a large avalanche in shallow/rocky areas where a layer of faceted snow at the ground has 3 to 5 feet of snow resting above it. The potential for new storm slabs up 10 inches thick exists in steep upper elevations terrain.

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December 23, 2016 at 6:55

The avalanche danger is Moderate above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Low. Watch for wind slabs near ridgetops, and a widespread weak layer of facets near the bottom of the snowpack that has a 3-5 foot slab resting on it. Additional snowfall and wind beginning today and continuing through Christmas Eve will increase the avalanche hazard on upper elevation slopes.

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December 22, 2016 at 7:23

The avalanche danger is Moderate above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Low. Wind Slabs near ridgetops, and a widespread buried weak layer of facets on a crust near the bottom of the snowpack has a 5 foot slab resting on it.

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December 21, 2016 at 6:50

The avalanche danger is Considerable this morning in wind loaded  Northern aspects above 7,000 feet. Below 7,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Moderate.

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December 20, 2016 at 6:36

The avalanche danger will start out MODERATE this morning in all avalanche terrain over 6,000 feet, but will quickly jump to CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet due to the incoming snow and strong winds. Once the snow starts to accumulate human avalanches will be likely in wind loaded terrain above 7,000 feet.

Below 6,000 feet the avalanche danger will be LOW.

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December 19, 2016 at 5:25

The avalanche danger today is MODERATE on all avalanche terrain above 6,000 feet, human triggered avalanches are possible. Wind slabs can be found near ridges and mid slope on upper elevation, wind affected terrain.  Additionally, it may be possible to trigger avalanches up to 1.5 feet deep on steep, wind protected slopes at the interface between the old snow and the newer snow from our last storm event.

Below 6,000 generally safe avalanche conditions exist.

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December 18, 2016 at 6:07

The avalanche danger today is MODERATE on all upper and mid elevation slopes. Wind slabs can be found near ridges and mid slope on upper elevation, wind affected terrain.  Additionally, it may be possible to trigger avalanches up to 1.5 feet deep on steep, wind protected slopes at the interface between the old snow and the newer snow from our last storm event.

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