The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is warning backcountry mountain travelers to be alert for potential avalanche hazards in the San Francisco Peaks area. Conditions are ripe for avalanches near Arizona Snowbowl. Avalanches are common within a 24 hour period of when the storm ends, however unstable conditions may persist long past that time. Backcountry travelers need to understand the conditions and the warning signs of avalanche activity. Officials also say that if you go in the backcounty, to have plenty of survival gear, avalanche equipment and a cell phone.