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Commitment to Getting the Forecast this Winter
Getting the forecast is the most important thing you can do before you head into the backcountry. We are joining our partners at the Friends of CAIC and asking everyone to pledge to check the avalanche forecast before you head out into the backcountry this winter. Take it, share it, do it - let's build a safer community together! https://www.forecastpledge.org
Fall Avalanche Safety
Avalanches are possible any time you find snow on steep slopes in Colorado. Although accidents are less likely in the late summer and early fall, there have been fatal accidents every month of the year. Please see the Statewide Avalanche Discussion for some general avalanche safety advice for the fall.
Our next scheduled update is November 1, 2020. We will continue to monitor snowpack and weather conditions through the late summer and early fall, and will issue updates if we anticipate unusually dangerous avalanche conditions before then.
19th Annual Colorado Snow Science Workshop (CSAW)
CSAW is an annual continuing education event, geared toward avalanche workers, but open to everyone. This year’s workshop is a virtual event with recorded talks that you can view ahead of time and live sessions where you can talk to other participants and the speakers on October 14, 15, and 16, 2020. Registration opens on August 1 (click here to register). A preliminary schedule of the event is available here.