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Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Avalanche blasting on Independence Pass. (credit: CBS)

Bombs, Helicopter Needed To Negate Independence Pass Avalanche Danger

Clearing Independence Pass of avalanche danger takes planning, a helicopter and 30-pound bombs.

05/14/2014

An image of a small avalanche on Berthoud Pass on Saturday (credit: CAIC)

May Snowstorm Heightens Avalanche Risks

Colorado’s May snowstorm is increasing the state’s avalanche danger.

05/12/2014

Dr. Ethan Greene (credit: CBS)

Big Push Underway To Raise $$ For Avalanche Info Center

A group interested in keeping skiers and snowboarders safe in Colorado’s backcountry is trying to raise more money for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

04/17/2014

The avalanche cleanup on Berthoud Pass (credit: CBS)

Avalanche On Berthoud Pass Temporarily Closes US 40

An avalanche occurred on Berthoud Pass near the Mary Jane Ski Area Friday afternoon.

04/11/2014

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

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More Snow, Windy Conditions Could Mean More Avalanches

Windy conditions and a fresh blanket of snow are creating unstable conditions which could mean more avalanches.

03/30/2014

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Fresh Powder Great For Skiing, Raises Avalanche Danger

This week’s fresh powder is great for skiers and boarders who want to enjoy spring skiing in Colorado’s mountains but it’s concerning for those who monitor avalanche conditions.

03/28/2014

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Skier Recovering After Avalanche In Southwestern Colorado

Authorities say a 35-year-old skier is recovering after he was caught in an avalanche in southwestern Colorado.

03/17/2014

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

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U.S. 40 Over Berthoud Pass Back Open After Avalanche Buried Cars

An avalanche closed U.S. 40 in both directions over Berthoud Pass and buried cars in the slide Friday afternoon. It has since been reopened.

03/07/2014

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