Fall snow brings avalanche danger

Nov 10, 2015

A skier triggered this avalanche near Gothic (Gunnison Zone) on November 7th. It was on the north aspect above treeline on Mt. Baldy.
Credit CAIC

There are avalanches being reported in the high country already. On Saturday, a skier triggered a large slide on a mountain near Gothic. Forecasters from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center say the activity is due to new and wind-drifted snow gathering on old, weak layers from storms in October. Brian Lazar is with the Center.

Brian Lazar is the Deputy Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.