The risk of avalanches along the Front Range will increase from “low” to “moderate” on Saturday, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).
The moderate risk will be present at and above treeline, but not below it.
A winter storm will move into Colorado Friday evening, which will bring new snow and strong wind that can build thicker, denser slabs of snow on top of weaker snow already on the ground, CAIC said. This increases the risk of the avalanches.
CAIC recommends staying on lower-angle, wind-sheltered terrain on Saturday along the Front Range.
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