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REI Spring Safety Talk
Join us on Tuesday, March 10th at the REI in Denver for our annual spring avalanche safety talk. The event is free, hope to see you there! Click here for more details.

March Fundraising Events
The Friends of CAIC have three fundraising events (Salida, Vail and Aspen) coming up this month. Check them out and get your tickets here!

Colorado's Third Avalanche Fatality for the 2014-15 winter   On Monday, February 23 a skier was killed in an avalanche on the west side of Aspen Mountain, outside the ski area boundary. The complete accident report is available hereOur thoughts and condolences go out to friends and family of the victim. 

Research Project on Understanding Travel Behavior in Avalanche Terrain Needs You
Scientists from the Snow and Avalanche Lab at Montana State University are seeking more participants for their project examining decision making and travel in avalanche terrain. If you want to participate, or learn more about their project aims, research questions and approaches, please visit their web page www.montana.edu/snowscience/tracks, or their companion site directed toward snowmobilers at www.montana.edu/snowscience/sleds.

New Phone App
The Friends of the CAIC's phone app is now available on the Apple app store and iTunes. You can get the Android version of at the Google Play store.

Backcountry Avalanche Products
We are now in full winter operations. Below is a list of products you can get each day. We have stopped issuing avalanche forecasts through phone hotlines. We hope you can get the information you need through the other products. Click here to read why we made this change.

      - Weather forecasts - issued at 6 a.m. and 1 p.m.

      - Avalanche forecasts - issued at 7:30 a.m. with Forecast Discussions              by 5 p.m., click on the map to get the latest information

      - Audio recordings - issued by 6:45 a.m.

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