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.
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.
Two state employees were injured Monday morning after an explosive used in avalanche mitigation detonated prematurely.
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.
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.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing what it can to keep drivers safe in the high country by conducting 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.
Snow and wind are causing huge avalanche concerns in the high country.
Forty-five members of the Summit County Rapid Avalanche Deployment Team were honored by the sheriff on Tuesday.
An avalanche advisory is in effect for parts of the high country after several snow slides including one that trapped a skier near Loveland Pass on Friday.