So, no secret as to where I live (Ski Town). We've had up to 6ft of snow over the last week - but since its been so warm, it was really wet, heavy snow. It famously shut down a 26 mile stretch of I-70 near Vail last week with an avalanche. Over the weekend here, we had several avalanches on our local mountains. Mile-wide section of Highlands Ridge slides, damages home The link takes you to the article and some footage/images. No one recorded the BIG ONE but it was a 1-mile-wide section of the mountain that came down. 1 MILE!!!! That is insane (and probably some sort of record). The video shows what most avalanches look like, so imagine what a 1-mile one would have looked like. Of course, it gets funneled into, well, funnels based on the terrain. Those last images are of it. Keep in mind that most of what you see there was all trees prior to the slide. The trail-crews this spring, once the snow melts, will see how bad the hiking trails are (if they exist anymore) in that region. One of the areas hit was one of the most popular hikes - to the Conundrum Hot Springs - so will be interesting to see if the downed trees are covering the path. We're always a high-avalanche risk out here and were in the highest rating - Extreme - for the end of last week and for good reason!