According to Summit County Search and Rescue, an inbounds avalanche was reported to have occurred at Breckenridge at 12:39 PM on Friday. It occurred on terrain serviced by Imperial Express Superchair. There were no injuries.
Imperial Express Superchair is the highest chairlift in North America, reaching a maximum altitude of 12,840 feet. Terrain reaching a maximum altitude of 12,998 feet is accessible from the lift.
Avalanches continue to cause problems around the state of Colorado, including on the highways and in the backcountry. Do not enter the backcountry in these high risk conditions. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center website is a great resource for determining what the current risk is. If you’re hoping to accurately track where powder will be landing, the Colorado Daily Snow Report from OpenSnow is a good place to start.
If you have to be on the roads during these extreme winter conditions, pack these important items in your trunk. If you happen to get caught in an avalanche on the roads, it’s important that you know what to do.
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