Avalanches

Backcountry skiers and boarders on Loveland Pass (credit: CBS)

Technology Improves Avalanche Gear For Backcountry Skiers

As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain.

01/24/2015

CAIC forecaster Scott Toepfer (credit: CBS)

New Snow Will Increase The Already Moderate Avalanche Danger

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center shows nearly all of Colorado’s high country is ripe for an avalanche and forecasters have their eyes on how the new snow is going to change things.

01/20/2015

The avalanche cleanup on Berthoud Pass in January 2014 (credit: Aaron Davidon, Grand County Search And Rescue)

Forest Service OKs Remote Blasting Of Avalanches On Berthoud Pass

The U.S. Forest Service has approved the use of remote-controlled blasters to trigger small snowslides in an attempt to keep big avalanches from blocking Berthoud Pass near Winter Park Resort.

09/24/2014

An "Avalauncher" (credit: CBS)

ATF Takes Over Colorado Avalanche Blast Probe

Federal investigators are trying to determine why an avalanche shell exploded Monday while state workers were trying to fire a round up a hillside to clear chasms filled with snow near Interstate-70.

04/01/2014

An image from Loveland Pass Monday morning (credit: CBS)

2 State Workers Injured In Explosion During Avalanche Mitigation

Two state employees were injured Monday morning after an explosive used in avalanche mitigation detonated prematurely.

03/31/2014

The avalanche the Brian Vossen survived (credit: CBS)

Survivor Says He’s Alive Because Of Avalanche Class

Education — that’s’ the only reason one Colorado snowmobiler says he’s alive after being caught in an avalanche in Grand County over the weekend.

03/14/2014

Members of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center studying a slide (credit: CBS)

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center Needs More Funding

After four deaths in one week and dozens of other avalanches, the small team at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is hoping to grow, but that costs money.

02/18/2014

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CDOT Conducting Avalanche Mitigation In The High Country

The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing what it can to keep drivers safe in the high country by conducting avalanche mitigation.

02/16/2014

A CDOT avalanche mitigation team (credit; CBS)

CDOT Crews Don’t Get A Break With Avalanche Mitigation

With the threat of more snow combined with what has already accumulated, Colorado Department of Transportation crews have been busier than ever monitoring avalanche paths in the high country.

02/12/2014

An avalanche in Glenwood Canyon (credit: Russell Brown)

Huge Avalanche Concerns In The High Country

Snow and wind are causing huge avalanche concerns in the high country.

02/10/2014

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