High avalanche danger

COLORADO AVALANCHE CENTER

Dec. 16 and Dec. 17

Aspen
Gunnison
Grand Mesa
Northern San Juan
Southern San Juan

A strong winter storm will push through Colorado today and tonight. The avalanche danger will quickly increase as a rapid load is added to the snowpack. Human triggered avalanches are very likely. If triggered, these avalanches will be large enough to kill you. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.