Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) http://kajx.org en Spring Avalanche Season Begins http://kajx.org/post/spring-avalanche-season-begins <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the time of year when backcountry skiing CAN get less risky. After dire avalanche warnings throughout the winter season, spring turns are often safer. But that’s not always a guarantee.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 17079 at http://kajx.org Spring Avalanche Season Begins Avalanche Forecasters Hoping to Expand Outreach http://kajx.org/post/avalanche-forecasters-hoping-expand-outreach <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a big avalanche season this winter, with some of the most powerful Colorado slides experts have seen. Now, the state’s hub for avalanche forecasting is hoping to add ways to help people avoid getting caught in avalanche accidents. The non-profit &nbsp;Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center is aiming to raise a hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. To find out exactly what that money would go towards, Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher talks with Ethan Greene, Executive Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2"> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:07:25 +0000 Elise Thatcher 15482 at http://kajx.org Avalanche Forecasters Hoping to Expand Outreach Mountain Edition - February 20th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-february-20th-2014 <p>The Thompson Divide prompted conflicting statements by environmental groups and Garfield County this week. Avalanche danger has been sketchy lately because of certain unusual factors.&nbsp; And if a snow slide happens inside a ski area, turns out the resort isn’t to blame. A Basalt advisor wins an award for her work with female investors. We say goodbye to a member of the Aspen Public Radio family, lost too soon.&nbsp; And, we’ll wrap up our coverage of Aspen area athletes going to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:40:09 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 14561 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - February 20th, 2014 Avalanche Forecaster: Making Good Choices… Or Getting Lucky? http://kajx.org/post/avalanche-forecaster-making-good-choices-or-getting-lucky <p class="p1">The Aspen area has a high rate of avalanche accidents. And this winter there’s a new avalanche forecaster to help bring those down. Blase Reardon is with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, and gave a talk last night. That was at the Limelight Hotel, and coordinated by the group Powder for the People.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">&nbsp;</p><p><i style="line-height: 1.5;">Editor's note: below is a transcript of reporter Elise Thatcher's story.</i></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13477 at http://kajx.org Avalanche Forecaster: Making Good Choices… Or Getting Lucky?