There is not a lot of snow across the Sangre de Cristo zone, with little change on the near-term horizon. This makes avalanches unlikely in all but the isolated north-facing high-alpine slopes that hold pockets of wind-drifted and early season snow snow. Even a small avalanche could result in an injury if you are dragged through rocks or trees in the shallow, early season snowpack. If you are planning to venture into high alpine northerly-facing terrain, evaluate steep gullies carefully before riding. If there is enough snow to ride then there is enough snow for avalanches.
The Friends of CAIC are hosting the 10th Annual CAIC Benefit Bash on December 2, 2017 in Breckenridge The funds from this event go to support the CAIC and these backcountry forecasts. It’s an event not to miss. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://adecadedeep.eventbrite.com.