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Backcountry Skiing

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

Skiing at Steamboat Ski Resort in late December 2014. (credit: Shannon Lukens)

Backcountry Skier, Snowboarder Rescued After Christmas Trek

Authorities are warning backcountry skiers not to venture into remote areas if they are not experienced or prepared.

12/26/2014

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Skier Survives Being Caught In Avalanche

A backcountry skier survived being caught in an avalanche on Sunday.

03/16/2014

Lance Light (credit: CBS)

Skier Captures Himself Surviving Avalanche On Video

A backcountry skier survived an avalanche that he triggered Saturday morning on Berthoud Pass and it was all caught on video.

01/19/2014

Leonard Somers with his dog Juneau (credit: CBS)

Ski Crash Survivor Credits Dog With Saving His Life

Leonard Somers knows exactly why dogs are considered man’s best friend.

12/23/2013

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No Need For Backcountry Skiers To Shy From Reporting Avalanches

CBS4’s Jeff Todd talked with a group of volunteers who say reporting any and all avalanches is essential and they need the community’s help.

04/16/2013

The Flight For Life in Summit County (credit: CBS)

New Medical Copter Device Can Zero In On Avalanche Victims

It’s a new tool that could save lives in the mountains — a medical helicopter with a sensor that can zero in on people trapped in an avalanche.

11/14/2012

Rescue workers at the scene (credit: CBS)

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Dry Gulch Avalanche

A man has died after getting caught in an avalanche Sunday afternoon.

12/05/2010

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