GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — With recent snowfall in the high country, avalanche danger on the Grand Mesa has been elevated to considerable– a 3 out of 5 rating.
According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, dangerous avalanche conditions exist, especially near treeline elevations.
You can trigger avalanches in the new and freshly drifted snow and these avalanches can easily step down to the ground resulting in large dangerous slides.
Avoid travel on and under all steep northerly and easterly-facing slopes– these are the most likely places for you to trigger an avalanche that breaks at the ground.
To date, there are 481 recorded avalanches in the state this season.