Avalanche Warning for Steamboat

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER. ...AVALANCHE WARNING FOR PARK RANGE...FLAT TOP MOUNTAINS...FRONT RANGE...GORE RANGE...TEN MILE RANGE...GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS...RUBY RANGE...WEST ELK MOUNTAINS...MOSQUITO RANGE...SAWATCH RANGE THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS EXTENDED AN AVALANCHE WARNING FOR MOUNTAIN RANGES IN THE STEAMBOAT...FRONT RANGE...VAIL SUMMIT...SAWATCH...ASPEN... AND GUNNISON FORECAST ZONES. VERY STRONG WESTERLY WINDS DRIFTED SNOW NEAR AND ABOVE TREELINE. THE BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE DANGER IS HIGH. AVALANCHE CONDITIONS ARE VERY DANGEROUS. NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY. SOME AVALANCHES MAY BE VERY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS ARE ADVISED TO STAY WELL CLEAR OF ALL AVALANCHE TERRAIN. AVOID TRAVELING ON OR UNDER STEEP SLOPES. FOR ADDITIONAL AVALANCHE INFORMATION CALL...303-275-5360 IN DENVER...970-668-0600 IN SUMMIT COUNTY...970-920-1664 IN ASPEN... 970-247-8187 IN DURANGO...OR VISIT THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER`S WEB PAGE AT COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE LAZAR