We spring forward our clocks, the days become warmer and it feels like spring.

Yeah, maybe at your house in town it does, but up high, above treeline (especially here in Colorado) mid-winter conditions often persist well into late-March, and sometimes even into the earliest days of summer.

You’ve heard us say it before: “Unusual weather creates unusual avalanches.” Well, take a look at this excellent recap and analysis of our seasonal snowpack history written by our good friend and mentor, Markus Beck at Alpine World Ascents for a quick look at the unusual nature of our current avalanche problem.

Then read this well-crafted Boulder Weekly article about spring skiing, in which BJ Marraccini, our very own Communications Director and Field Team leader is quoted alongside notable meteorologists and avalanche forecasters. If you like the article, please let the author know.

From all of us here at FOBP headquarters, we wish you a safe and enjoyable spring season. See ya at the Pass!

Stay frosty

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