At least 11 people have been killed in Colorado avalanches during the 2020-2021 snow season.
Avalanche forecasters and search and rescue crews were worried that this year would be especially deadly because of the coronavirus pandemic and a weak snowpack. The season is Colorado’s deadliest since the record-setting 2012-2013 snow year when 11 people died in slides.
One avalanche near Silverton this season simultaneously killed three men.
The Colorado Sun is tracking the deaths to better understand where and how they happen. Below is a chart and map of where people have been killed in Colorado avalanches this winter:
Last updated Feb. 18, 2021
For up to date information on Colorado avalanche risk, visit avalanche.state.co.us.
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