Posts tagged "Avalanche Safety"

AIARE Level 1 Hut Course

The saga continues for the winter 2008/2009 snowpack here in Crested Butte. Persistent weak layers, basal facets, natural avalanches and HIGH avalanche danger for over a week now. We saw the sun for a few hours yesterday, but it seems like we’re going to continue to receive heavy snowfall. As the skeptical students rolled in...

Crested Butte Avalanche Center Opens for season

While the CBAC has been open since November 17th, I’m finding myself getting into my winter routine with the new snowfall. My normal winter routine consists of hopping on the computer first thing in the morning and checking the avalanche bulletin over on the CBAC website.  Being a forecaster myself, although very part-time this year, I...