If you’re skiing in Colorado chances are you’re a soft snow fanatic. That feeling of weightlessness and pure joy as you lay tracks through an open powderfield is borderline indescribable – and a feeling we all chase. No matter the stoke or the adrenaline, it’s important to note that the search for soft snow often leads us into avalanche terrain – even if you’re on a resort.
Although we’re not here to deter you from chasing those coveted turns, we are here to educate you on your responsibility as a skier or rider in these zones. Even if a lift is in sight, the fact of the matter is slackcountry is backcountry. It’s not just on deep days, it’s important to include backcountry decision making into your terrain choices no matter the day.