You probably know this, but make sure you look into an avy 1 course, if you have not already. Colorado Avalanche information center is a great place to start, and has the daily avy forcast during the winter. Just want to see people be safe , since I know people that have died on Berthoud, and we get a couple big, skier triggered slides there every winter. Winter Park Resort ski patrol also has offered avy 1 classes during early winter, at least in previous seasons.
Have fun, be safe! It's boating season for me know.
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