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‘Crappy’ foundation for snowpack increases avalanche risk in Aspen backcountry

December 7, 2019

An unwelcome but familiar weather pattern in the Aspen-area mountains has created conditions that are once again ripe for avalanches. The early, ample snow in October was followed by dry periods. That resulted in a poor foundation for the snowpack. Steep slopes on north to east aspects pose the greatest threat.



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5-Day Forecast

Sat
H: 41°
L: 18°

Sun
H: 37°
L: 25°

Mon
H: 30°
L: 7°

Tue
H: 31°
L: 6°

Wed
H: 40°
L: 10°


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