The March 2019 Avalanche Cycle: One for the History Books

"The March 2019 Avalanche Cycle: One for the History Books"
Kelly Elder, Ph.D., U.S. Forest Service and Brian Lazar, Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Colorado experienced a historic avalanche cycle in March of 2019. Explore how hydroclimatic events and snowpack conditions spurred this event. Put the avalanche cycle into historic context, and learn about research efforts that the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, US Forest Service and US Geological Survey are engaged in to better understand the impacts on forest health, people and behavior.

Kelly Elder is a founding member of the American Avalanche Association. He has taught courses in snow and hydrology at Colorado State University, worked for Forest Service Research Center, and is faculty at Colorado Mountain College's Avalanche Science Program. 

Brian Lazar has worked in the field of snow and avalanches for decades. Since 2010, Brian has worked as the Deputy Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, and is one of the lead faculty for Colorado Mountain College's Avalanche Science Program.

Can't make it to Hallam Lake on Thursday? You can also catch this presentation on Wednesday at 6PM at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. 

What is Naturalist Nights?

Each winter, together with Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon, ACES invites regional experts to explore and share topics of the natural world through slideshows and discussion.

From January to March, this popular series takes place in Aspen at Hallam Lake every Thursday evening at 6PM, and every Wednesday at 6PM in Carbondale at the Third Street Center, providing an educational activity for visitors and locals alike. Tea, donated by Two Leaves Tea Company, and cookies donated by Paradise Bakery, Village Smithy, or Bonfire Coffee are offered. 

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Next Date:

Thursday, March 12 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm




  • Adults