Before I head into the backcountry this winter, I will check the CAIC Forecast and Danger Rating available at

Take the pledge before December 15, 2021 and you'll receive a free replica of the safety sign found in backcountry huts throughout Colorado!

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Pledge takers will receive follow up communications from Friends of CAIC about avalanche safety and ways to support the forecast. We will never share your info with 3rd parties.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center forecasters study our snowpack daily and watch the weather closely in order to provide you with an avalanche forecast tailored to your area!

Our goal is for every backcountry user in Colorado to pledge to read that forecast. It's the single most important thing you can do to stay safe.