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The terrain referred to on this site is in the backcountry, meaning it is not within a monitored, mitigated, or patrolled area ‘inbounds’. Colorado poses a very dangerous Continental snowpack that is unstable during the majority of the year. You should be familiar how to lookup, analyze, and judge daily avalanche and weather reports. It is not uncommon for avalanche danger to be low one day, and extreme the next. You should always carry avalanche gear AND have the training to travel in avalanche terrain, including the knowledge of how to use your own equipment.
You can minimize your exposure to risk and danger by educating yourself in proper riding style, basic mountaineering, avalanche education, and other training such as wilderness first aid.