Clearing Independence Pass of avalanche danger takes planning, a helicopter and 30-pound bombs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The storm has made roads dangerous across Colorado and is also raising avalanche concerns.
The largest fundraiser for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center will be held this weekend. It’s a state agency that gets a lot of money from the state, but about a quarter of their budget come from donations
Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation are getting some extra help in their effort to get Independence Pass cleared for the summer.
The sole survivor of an avalanche that killed five men in Colorado was fully buried in snow except for his left arm, which allowed him to clear snow from his face so he could breathe.
The death of a 23-year-old Durango man Feb. 2 in an avalanche near Silverton drives home how deceptively treacherous snow conditions can bury skiers, hikers or snowboarders in an instant.