Photo: Mountain Rescue Aspen’s avalanche workshop |

Photo: Mountain Rescue Aspen’s avalanche workshop

Colin Mitchell, of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, demonstrates how a snow pit is used to learn about avalanche potential. He showed how to perform a compression test by digging a column of snow. Mountain Rescue Aspen held a field-day portion of their annual Avalanche Awareness Workshop on Aspen Mountain on Saturday.
Christina Capasso |

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