A special Friday update from our Friends at the CAIC:
The CAIC knows of 14 people (and 1 dog) caught in human-triggered avalanches between February 11 and 18. One person was killed, three others injured. The avalanches were in the Front Range, Vail and Summit County, Aspen, and North San Juan zones. They occurred mostly on northeast and east aspects near and below treeline, and most ran to or near the ground. We know slope angles in the starting zones for 5 of the avalanches, which were all around 40 degrees.
[This is] worth sharing as we head into the weekend with avalanche danger on the rise. Enjoy the new snow, but play safe.