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April 2015

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Avalanche Awareness

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn While the recent storm brought much welcomed snow to the region, it also brought another round of dangerous avalanche conditions in the backcountry.  Areas around Rocky Mountain National Park (just 45 minutes north of Nederland) received up to 52 inches of new snow.  Colorado has more…

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Spring Skiing

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn When most people are planting flowers, riding bikes with winter a distant memory, those of us in Colorado are taking advantage of late snow storms by enjoying the best of spring skiing.  Spring skiing can be one of the nicest time of year, as the snow…

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It’s all about the upslope

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Two days after I spied wildflowers blooming, they are now buried under a foot of snow.  That’s how quickly the weather can change during springtime in the Rockies.  Strangely enough, many of our biggest snow storms in Nederland’s history have occurred in the months of March and…

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Signs of spring

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn When we talk of springtime, most people think of March (official start of spring) and warmer days, raining skies, greening of the grass, and budding leaves on the trees.  Spring in the mountains of Colorado is a bit different.  It’s a somewhat turbulent affair weather-wise, with violent…

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