Avalanche Warning in effect across the Front Range, Vail and Summit County zones until Monday

Posted at 10:29 AM, Dec 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 20:18:11-05

An Avalanche Warning is in effect Sunday across the Front Range and Vail/Summit County zones, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reports. 

"Heavy precipitation with strong winds the last 12 plus hours have brought the Front Range snowpack to the brink. Natural avalanche activity is likely, and human-triggered avalanches are very likely Sunday," the center said in a press release. 

The report also states several human-triggered avalanches were reported since Thursday, Dec. 8, and a full avalanche burial occurred on Saturday near Berthoud Pass on a northeast aspect near treeline. 

"Evidence continues to pile up that we have ongoing and very dangerous avalanche conditions at this time," the release stated.

Colorado Avalanche Information Center officials say travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended at this time.

The warning is set to expire Monday at noon. 


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