Yes there is avy danger on the east ridge. About half way up the trail right before you get up onto the ridge. Snowshoes, ice axe, spikes, and crampons are a must. If you are concerned about avy danger, then bring a probe, beacon and shovel as well (and know how to use them). There will most likely be a boot pack all the way up (as this is the most frequented winter 14er in CO), but you should assess the situation on the way up and make a call. Personally, I think the avy danger is minimal, even after a heavy snow dump, but other more experienced CO people will tell you it's no joke. People have been caught in slides for thinking the way I do... (I'm becomming very conservative after reading about all the CO avy accidents).
Head over to 14ers.com and post the question. Be aware of the "local bias" on the site (they are good people, just a tad overprotective
), but theres a good chance you'll find someone who's been up it in the last few days. In fact, I think I saw a thread about guys going up today.
Good luck and be careful.