SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Two snowboarders accused of triggering an avalance last March will go to trial next March. Prosecutors say the slide was above the west portal of the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel.
The backcountry skiers took video of it and gave it to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Now, prosecutors plan to use it against the men.
The men face jail time and $168,000 in restitution. They say they believe the incident warrants discussion but it wasn’t a crime.
The slide covered a road and damaged a cannon used to prevent avalanches.