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4 People Die In Colorado Avalanches This Winter

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An image of Berthoud Pass after an avalanche (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

An image of Berthoud Pass after an avalanche (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Four people have now died in Colorado avalanches this winter, following three deaths over the weekend.

Authorities say the deaths include 24-year-old Tyler Lundstedt of Fort Collins, who was snowmobiling with his brother near Buffalo Pass in Jackson County. His brother, Jordan, was rescued Monday near a snow cave where he took shelter.

Two skiers died in slides Sunday at ski resorts. One was caught in a small avalanche at Winter Park. The other was at Vail Mountain.

avalanche deaths 4 People Die In Colorado Avalanches This Winter

(credit: CBS)

On Jan. 18, a backcountry skier near the Snowmass ski area died in an avalanche.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says fewer than 4 percent of avalanche deaths since 1950 have been on in-bounds terrain at resorts.

Avalanches also have killed people in Utah and along the Montana-Wyoming border this winter.

To find the avalanche forecast for your part of the state and to see the avalanche center’s videos, visit the CAIC website.

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