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We Are Hiring!
The CAIC is looking to fill a backcountry avalanche forecaster position in the Vail/Summit County/Leadville area – Primary for Central Mountains. You can see details and instructions for applying here. We are accepting applications through July 31, 2022.
Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop (CSAW) - Save the Date
The 22nd annual Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop will be held on Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14. The Thursday session will be held virtually with several international presenters. On Friday, CSAW will be back at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge for a live, in-person event. Event tickets and a workshop agenda will be available in August.
Summer Forecasting Schedule
Our next scheduled update is November 1, 2022. We will continue to monitor snowpack and weather conditions through the summer, and will issue updates if we anticipate unusually dangerous avalanche conditions before then.
You can check current weather conditions on our Weather Stations page and get a more detailed weather forecasts from the National Weather Service at weather.gov. If you are out in the mountains, please continue to Submit an Observation. We will update the Summer Forecast if conditions warrant.
Avalanche Accident in Rocky Mountain National Park
On May 29, 3 climbers were caught in rockfall and an avalanche on Mount Meeker. One climber was buried and killed. You can read the preliminary report here. Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and communities affected by this accident.