Your Safety is Your Responsibility
Before heading out on any trip, take time to check the weather, make sure everyone in your group is prepared for the anticipated conditions, and be prepared to turn back if conditions change.
Be Weather Wise
Weather and conditions can change rapidly when recreating at high elevations in the mountians. From November through May, be prepared for potential snow and cold conditions.
Snow and Ice Fields
Stay back from steep snow slopes and cornices. Snow avalanche danger is often high. Ask a ranger about current avalanche potential. Know how to recognize dangerous snow conditions.
Dressing for Cold Weather
Help protect yourself when going outside when it is cold and extremely cold out.
"Wind Chill" is a term used to describe what the air temperature feels like to the human skin due to the combination of cold temperatures and winds blowing on exposed skin.
Elevation & Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness affects many visitors every year.
Safety Tips when
Last updated: January 12, 2024