Rare extreme avalanche warning issued after mountains get nearly 8 feet of snow
BOULDER, Colo. -- Avalanche forecasters are telling people to stay out of the back country in areas like Crested Butte and Gunnison because of historic avalanche danger. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has active warnings in six of the 10 avalanche zones it monitors from its headquarters in Boulder. The zone near Crested Butte has received a higher extreme warning” that is in effect through Friday.