Colorado Avalanche Information Center
A backcountry skier survived an avalanche that he triggered Saturday morning on Berthoud Pass and it was all caught on video.
The grandson of one of the founders of Vail Mountain has died in an avalanche that also injured three others Tuesday in the backcountry near Vail.
This weekend’s snow has increased the avalanche danger.
The backcountry skier who died in a New Year’s Eve avalanche had helped a woman after a snowslide last year.
The avalanche danger is heightened in Colorado’s northern and central mountains after more snow fell on New Year’s.
Avalanche danger experts are warning of the risky conditions in parts of the high country after an avalanche claimed the life of a backcountry skier.
Snow piling up in the high country has raised avalanche concerns and prompted the Colorado Avalanche Information Center to work on getting out more information.
There’s a real threat of avalanches in Colorado as Wednesday afternoon searchers responded to a slide along Berthoud Pass.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says avalanche danger for the Vail Summit area, Grand Mesa and Steamboat Springs is considerable.
A bitter cold snap dropped temperatures to near 30 degrees below zero in northwestern Colorado on Thursday, while the rest of the state struggled with freezing weather, ice and snow.