Colorado is home to more avalanche injuries and fatalities than any other part of the United States. This is because of the unique weather patterns and snow we receive compared to other mountains along the west coast or in the northern Rockies. Understanding why avalanches occur and what you can do to protect yourself is essential for any hiker, skier, or snowshoer in winter conditions.
Our infographic below is a great way to introduce yourself to Colorado avalanche awareness and take the first step to educate yourself and stay safe in the backcountry. You can learn more by visiting the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website or click here to watch the presentation they did in partnership with us in January, 2023.
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