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Avalanche danger increasing in Colorado backcountry

Posted at 6:02 PM, Dec 03, 2018

COLORADO – The Colorado Avalanche Center reports that danger is increasing in the Colorado high country.

Between the 28th of November and December 1st, there were 54 slides reported.

Now, avalanche experts want to remind folks heading to the mountains about improved technology and education that can save your life.

“Anytime you’re going into the backcountry, the basic minimum, minus your proper clothing, you need our beacon, shovel, and probe,” said Shane Leva with Mountain Chalet. “That is your minimum kit anytime you go out to the backcountry.”

New technology in beacons makes it possible to find victims at greater range and shovels are more portable. As always, stay in bounds on the slopes, ask about conditions and where dangerous areas are.