The backcountry steeps of the South San Juan Mountains surrounding Durango are ideal for avalanches. Anyone heading into the backcountry around Durango should understand the risks, and be well educated in Avalanche safety. You should have the proper gear and training to not only survive an avalanche, but hopefully avoid getting caught in an avalanche in the first place.
If you don’t fall into the ‘ready’ category, you can still enjoy our local ski resorts, sledding hills or some gentle cross country skiing or snowshoeing.
The following Durango Avalanche report is published daily by the awesome folks at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center where you can find a full report for Southern Colorado, as well as the other avalanche zones of Colorado.
Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 9:46 AM
|No Rating (-) Watch for signs of instability like recent avalanches, cracking, and audible collapsing. Avoid traveling on or under similar slopes.||No Rating (-) Watch for signs of instability like recent avalanches, cracking, and audible collapsing. Avoid traveling on or under similar slopes.|
|No Rating (-) Watch for signs of instability like recent avalanches, cracking, and audible collapsing. Avoid traveling on or under similar slopes.|
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We issued our last Statewide Avalanche forecast for the 2018-19 season. You can find general guidance on spring and summer avalanche safety here. Our next scheduled update is November 1, 2019. We will continue to monitor snowpack and weather conditions through the summer, and will issue updates if we anticipate unusually dangerous avalanche conditions before then. Thanks for another great season!
|Thursday Night||Friday||Friday Night|
|Temperature (ºF)||53 to 58||63 to 68||51 to 56|
|Wind Speed (mph)||1 to 11||0 to 10||2 to 12|
|Sky Cover||Mostly Cloudy||Overcast||Overcast|
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You can also listen to avalanche forecast recordings from CAIC using the player in the sidebar to the right.