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    • TODAY'S WEATHER

      Sunny
      60°F HIGH
      45°F LOW

      Sunny

    • TOMORROW

      Sunny
      54°F HIGH
      41°F LOW

      Sunny

    • SATURDAY

      Sunny and Breezy
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      Sunny and Breezy

    • SUNDAY

      Chance Snow Showers and Breezy
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      Chance Snow Showers and Breezy

    • MONDAY

      Slight Chance Snow Showers
      41°F HIGH
      25°F LOW

      Slight Chance Snow Showers

    • TUESDAY

      Mostly Sunny
      48°F HIGH
      28°F LOW

      Mostly Sunny

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Avalanche, Snow Safety and Closures

Avalanche and Snow Safety

Avalanches may occur both inside and outside of the developed ski area at any time. Avalanches are an inherent risk of the sport due to the nature of snow and its accumulation on steep, mountainous terrain. When skiing in deep, unconsolidated snow, beware of the risk of deep snow immersion accidents and/or suffocation, particularly around the base of trees. Always ski with a partner, stay aware and observe all posted signs and warnings

Backcountry Warning

The ski area abuts US Forest Service land that may be beyond the ski area boundary. The ski area assumes no responsibility for individuals who elect to go into the backcountry terrain beyond the ski area boundary. To access the backcountry, use designated ski area exits. Areas beyond the ski area boundary are not patrolled or maintained. Avalanches, unmarked obstacles and other natural hazards exist. Be aware: the backcountry avalanche hazard may be extreme. Rescue in the backcountry, if available, is the responsibility of the County Sheriff. It will be costly and may take time. If a sign indicates the area beyond the sign is closed, do not ski in the terrain beyond the sign. Skiing in closed areas is against the law and you may be criminally prosecuted. 

Know the Signs

Boundary     

Please observe and respect our ski area and avalanche closure boundaries.

Getting Educated

Get the low down on backcountry travel from the experts at Expedition: Kirkwood. E:K offer a range of avalanche education programs including AIARE certified avalanche education courses designed to give you the information and skills you need for a safe and successful venture into the backcountry.

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