Grand Mesa At Risk For Sustained Avalanches

Jan 17th @ 4:57 pm in News by Scott Staley

Yesterday the Colorado Avalanche Information Center announced that parts of the Grand Mesa could sustain considerable avalanches.  The Center explains that a winter storm could add 1 to 2  feet of snow that would weaken the snowpack and increase the risk of man-made and natural avalanches.  The advisory specifically targets slopes facing west, northwest, north, northeast, east and southeast near the tree line as well as slopes facing west, north and east below the tree line.  A Powderhorn Mountain Resort spokesperson said this warning does not directly affect them because of the positioning of the resort on the Grand Mesa…