Avalanche experts are cautioning against visiting the mountains this weekend due to the potential dangers. Dr.
Gina Fernz explains that engaging in mountain activities during this time could pose risks to others. The heavy snowfall in South Central has led to hazardous Avalanche conditions in the surrounding mountains. The current weather conditions, including the recent strong winds, further increase the risk of Avalanches. While natural Avalanches are slowing down as the storm subsides, there is still a high probability of human-triggered Avalanches.
The first two days following a storm are particularly vulnerable, especially if the slopes remain unstable. Although her team hasn’t had the opportunity to assess the conditions on the mountains, Wagner advises those contemplating venturing out to exercise caution as this is a hazardous time for both human-triggered and natural Avalanches. In order to ensure safety, Wagner suggests allowing the mountain to stabilize and avoiding steep slopes..