'Spooky moderate' avalanche conditions mean skiers should be cautious

Jan 30, 2018

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Aspen's snowpack is about two thirds of average, and while skiers everywhere are hoping for more snow, those headed into the backcountry rely on the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) for data about avalanche conditions.

Current conditions are rated moderate, which is second on a five-point ranking system. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy talked with CAIC deputy director Brian Lazar about conditions, decision making and reflection after close calls.