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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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