74 Human-Triggered Avalanches Have Occurred In Colorado... In The Last Week

74 Human-Triggered Avalanches Have Occurred In Colorado... In The Last Week

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74 Human-Triggered Avalanches Have Occurred In Colorado... In The Last Week

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Friends of CAIC posted some staggering information about human-triggered avalanches to their Instagram page:

Many of these avalanches are the result of a slab that is resting over a week snowpack. The CAIC is reporting that the majority of Colorado’s regions are showing a “Considerable” risk for avalanches.

This model was captured on 12/16/20 at 3:30PM CST.


The slide in the Friends of CAIC Post occurred in the Gunnison Zone as shown dead-center of the model above.

Many feared that this season could produce a large amount of skier and snowboarder incidents in the backcountry.

2020 appears to be the perfect storm for avalanche-related deaths fueled by backcountry gear becoming more easily available, and fears of contracting COVID-19 at a resort.

Let’s pray that this is a ‘false flag’, and not a preview of what the rest of this season will look like.

CAIC:Statewide Info (@COAvalancheInfo) | Twitter

We always recommend checking with The CAIC for the best avalanche forecast models in Colorado.

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