Some parts of the San Juans have already picked up 5 feet of snow
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Although there haven’t been any avalanche accidents reported yet this season, the experts with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center say backcountry travelers should start thinking about the potential risks as the snow starts to pile up.
Last winter season, the first accident occurred Oct. 24 near Crested Butte, followed by three other close calls the first two weeks of November. The first fatality came Nov. 22, when Wolf Creek ski patrol director Scott Kay was buried and killed while doing avalanche control work. See the details from early season avalanche accidents at this CAIC web page. (more…)
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