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CAIC Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The information contained in this website is provided by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) as a service to the public. Some services provided require the payment of fees, and some services are free. The mission of CAIC is to provide quick access to the public of the information maintained by the office. By accessing CAIC’s website, you verify that you have read and agree to CAIC’s Privacy Policy.

Use of the information to which access is provided by this website is the responsibility of the user. CAIC retains no liability for the misuse, intended or unintended, of the information obtained from this website. 

This website is intended for use by natural persons in obtaining information provided by CAIC.  Use of computerized “robots” or “data mining” of the information and images presented here is prohibited. Misuse of this website is prohibited and may result in the revocation of access to those persons or organizations using this site in a way not intended by CAIC.

We make every effort to provide this service as efficiently and reliably as possible.  However, occasional interruptions of service do occur as we perform routine and non-routine maintenance of the machines and information provided on this website. Some information available on this website is provided by members of the general public. CAIC makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of such information. 

CAIC appreciates feedback on the subject areas covered by this website. CAIC also accepts suggestions for improvement.  Please contact us as noted in other areas of the website of your area of concern or comment.

Use of User-Created Content

“User-Created Content” is any form of content created by any person, and includes any information, documentation, multi-media content such as videos, photographs, podcasts, graphics, digital images, audio files or other forms of media.

You must own all intellectual property in your original content that you contribute to CAIC. You must not submit or contribute any content to CAIC not originally created by you or any content which is not properly licensed to you by someone else for submission or contribution.

By submitting any User Created Content to this site or CAIC, you automatically grant to CAIC an irrevocable and perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, fully paid worldwide license, by ourselves or with others to use, copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, print, publish, republish, excerpt (in whole or in part), reformat, translate, modify, revise, and incorporate into other works, content and other works derived from that content, in any form of media or expression, in any manner determined by CAIC, and to license or permit others to do so.

Collection and use of User-Created Content is subject to CAIC’s Privacy Policy. By accessing CAIC’s website, you verify that you have read and agree to CAIC’s Privacy Policy.


All publications made available by CAIC are provided as a public service. By posting to this website, neither the CAIC, nor the author(s) of these publications or articles, are providing legal advice. All publications available on the CAIC website, and any related instructions or documentation, are offered as a public service and no representation or warranty is made concerning the application of the legal or other principles discussed by the authors to any specific fact situation, nor is any prediction made concerning how any particular judge or other official will interpret or apply such principles.

The publications made available have been prepared by a number of authors over a period of years and published at differing times under differing circumstances. The information contained in the publications may be outdated or inaccurate and may be revised from time to time without notice. While the CAIC updates these materials periodically, no representation or warranty is made regarding the accuracy or reliability or concerning the application of the legal or other principles discussed by the author(s) to any specific fact situation. The proper interpretation or application of the principles discussed is a matter for the considered judgment of the user or his/her legal advisor, and the CAIC, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and its staff disclaims all liability therefore.


The CAIC has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of a continuing commitment to risk management.

The system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.


The CAIC website contains links to other websites, including websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another website, you leave our site, which means that this Privacy Policy will no longer apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website.

Neither CAIC, nor any employee of the State of Colorado warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. While CAIC strives to provide the most current and reliable information, avalanche conditions are constantly changing and can change over very short distances. The information provide describes conditions over large areas and may not be accurate at small scales. As conditions change, portions of information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. Compliance with the law remains the responsibility of the user. 


Some of the materials made available on this website are the intellectual property of CAIC and are protected by applicable law and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of CAIC.