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Fire & Ice Podcast: The Year of the Avalanche

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 12:46:07-05

While avalanches are a part of life in the Rocky Mountains every winter, the winter of 2018-2019 has seen an unusual number of catastrophic slides, and many fatalities.

Avalanches, including those triggered as part of planned mitigation, have shut down highways and interstates for hours, and others have been caught on camera and gone viral across the country. In this episode of Fire & Ice, we answer the question: what does this all mean for people living around the snow and spending their free time on the slopes?

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Visitors rethink traveling to Colorado’s mountains following avalanches

Visitors rethink traveling to Colorado’s mountains following avalanches