By Danielle Chavira

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.

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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.

Danielle Chavira