Steamboat Ski Resort Patrol Route – Avalanche Blasting – Avy Control for December 2012

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Deep Snow Conditions Exist at Steamboat — Ski & Ride with Care!

The Steamboat Ski Area conducts avalanche control work within the resort boundary throughout the season.

With 6 feet of Champagne Powder® snow this month, Steamboat Patrol is currently conducting avalanche work across the upper mountain with specific focus in the closed areas of Chutes, Christmas Tree Bowl, No Names, North St. Pat’s and North Face. Here’s a brief look at the job patrol undertakes when heading out on an avalanche route.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s avalanche rating on Dec. 19th for the Steamboat Zone is HIGH (L4) on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects at all elevations. It is CONSIDERABLE (L3) other aspects and elevations. You can find current conditions at CAIC website:

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