It’s snowed heavily so far this year, and cross country skiers, backcountry explorers and snowshoers are happy. Skiers and adventurers of all types are hitting the snow, and while fun, it can also be dangerous.
The Forest Service is beginning the discussion about how to deal with increasing problems with crowds in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness. This summer saw huge numbers of visitors at popular spots like Crater Lake and the Four Pass Loop. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, forest service officials are working to educate the public before exploring solutions.