The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued a special warning for all the mountains of Colorado. The avalanche danger in the Steamboat Zone is considerable. Please be very careful when skiing in deep snow especially in the side or backcountry, know the conditions, have appropriate equipment and always, ALWAYS ski and ride with friends.
There have been three avalanche fatalities in Colorado since February 13th. This brings avalanche fatalities to 7 for the season for Colorado. Over the last week seven people have been caught in avalanches. Two people have been seriously injured and required hospital care. Very large avalanches have been reported across the state.