Tis' the season for snow, and with that snow comes outdoor recreation in the mountains. As such, the more snow we get, the more fun there is to be had.

However, with that snow and the many different weather patterns that flow through the Rockies comes the danger of avalanches.

Jason Hagan of Cheyenne Mountain State Park told KRDO that 600 of last year's 4,000 avalanches were caused by human interaction.

With more and more Coloradans going outside to get exercise and explore, it's important that we are all aware of what we need to watch out for and do in order to curb human-caused avalanches, keeping ourselves and others safe in the backcountry.

3 main things you should ALWAYS have with you if you're exploring the backcountry:

  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel

Source: KRDO.com

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