FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2022
Chris Arend, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-264-8615
Ethan Greene, email@example.com, 303-204-6027
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center Launches a New Website featuring Dynamic Forecast Zones
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is launching a new website to help people get current information on avalanche conditions in the Colorado mountains.
“We are very excited to launch a much-needed upgrade of our website, which will make it easier for users to access the avalanche information they need to be safe in the backcountry.” said Ethan Greene, Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), “On the new site, users can find their avalanche forecast using the same approach they use on other internet maps - simply click on the map or type in a place name. The new site also features dynamic forecast zones, which allow the CAIC to forecast for specific or broad regions based on current avalanche conditions.
More people die in avalanches in Colorado than in any other state each year. Anyone traveling in backcountry areas of Colorado should check the CAIC’s avalanche forecast when they are planning their trip. People can also find reports from other backcountry travelers, weather data and forecasts, and education programs on the CAIC’s site.
“It is going to be a great year for winter recreation in Colorado, and we want to make sure everyone gets the information they need to plan a safe and fun trip in our beautiful mountains,” said Greene. “Go to www.colorado.gov/avalanche to get your avalanche forecast and enjoy the new site!”
About the CAIC
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is a program within the Colorado Department of Natural Resources' Executive Director’s Office. The program is a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Transportation (CDOT), and the Friends of the CAIC (FoCAIC), a 501c3 group. The mission of the CAIC is to provide avalanche information, education and promote research for the protection of life, property, and the enhancement of the state’s economy. For current information on avalanche conditions and more information on the program, visit www.colorado.gov/avalanche.