Avalanche danger is climbing across Colorado’s high country
Heavy snowstorms have created “a sure recipe for avalanches,” state agency warns
Backcountry skier killed in Colorado’s first fatal avalanche this snow season
The deadly avalanche comes as avalanche danger is high across Colorado as a winter storm blankets the high country
Family of Colorado avalanche victim drops lawsuit against school and guide, targets maker of air bag
Peter Marshall was killed in a January 2019 avalanche while taking a class near Red Mountain Pass. His family is suing Backcountry Access, which made his avalanche air bag pack.
Colorado’s 2020-21 avalanche season was tied for the deadliest. It’s helping forecasters hone warnings and outreach.
Avalanches killed 37 backcountry travelers in the U.S. last winter, including 12 in Colorado. Analysis of each tragedy helps avalanche scientists craft warnings to reach more skiers and snowmobilers.
When people die in Colorado’s outdoors, sometimes friends are the ones to find them
Colorado search and rescue teams don’t condone civilian-led rescue missions, but in the last year, groups of skilled friends have found their fallen comrades in the backcountry.
Colorado Supreme Court ends decade-long fight over teen skier’s death in Vail inbounds avalanche
Taft Conlin was killed in an avalanche on Prima Cornice in 2012. His family argued for years that Vail Mountain failed to properly close the run when slide danger was high.
Eagle County mountaineer killed in avalanche outside Beaver Creek is 12th fatality this season
Gary Smith, an indefatigable explorer who introduced countless skiers to the backcountry, was skiing with a friend in Sanctuary Chute when he was caught in an avalanche Monday.
Stress threatens Colorado search and rescue teams as calls for help climb during coronavirus
Weary after a year of increased calls and grim missions, Colorado's more than 2,800 volunteer backcountry rescuers are hoping lawmakers can find better funding and support.
Satellites, airplanes and lasers are tracking Colorado avalanches
Eye-in-the-sky technology is bringing avalanche science into the 21st century, enabling forecasters with better tools for predicting threats in Colorado’s backcountry.
Avalanche danger remains high in the West, 32 deaths confirmed this season
The accidents have involved different recreational activities — snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking. And experts warn backcountry conditions are not improving.
Snowmobiler killed in avalanche near Colorado’s Rollins Pass was pinned beneath sled
Michael “Tony” Westall was trapped in “a slushy mix of avalanche debris and water.” He is one of 11 backcountry travelers killed in avalanches in Colorado this season.
Avalanche-trained dog locates body of snowmobiler killed in massive northern Colorado slide
The man died when a slide broke near Ruby Mountain in Jackson County. His death brings the total number of people killed in avalanches this season to 11, a tie for the worst season on record.
Snowboarder killed Sunday in backcountry avalanche near Loveland Ski Area is identified
Snowboarder, snowmobiler killed in two separate Colorado avalanches on Sunday
Ten backcountry travelers have died in avalanches in Colorado this season, making this winter the deadliest since 2012-13. The hazard continues to climb as new snow and high winds stress a weak snowpack.
MAP: Colorado avalanches have killed at least 11 people during the 2020-21 winter 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
Remembering Adam Palmer: A real-life mountain unicorn with an infectious personality
A beast in the hills, a magical friend and a warrior for his community and planet, Adam Palmer -- one of three men killed in a Feb. 1 avalanche near Silverton -- was the rarest of men
Skier killed in East Vail avalanche identified as longtime local John Kuo
John Kuo, known as "Johnny Tsunami," regularly skied the easy-to-access East Vail zone beyond the boundary of the Vail ski area.
Colorado Springs man is among three who died in an Alaska avalanche
Matthew Nyman, 43, of Colorado Springs died in an avalanche slide near Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers said
Avalanche kills skier in popular backcountry area east of Vail
Forecasters continue to warn of high avalanche danger in Vail and Summit County after heavy snowfall.
3 men killed in avalanche near Silverton identified as prominent Eagle County community members
One of the victims, Adam Palmer, was a newly elected Town of Eagle trustee. Andy Jessen co-founded Bonfire Brewing in Eagle. Seth Bossung managed projects for the county’s energy efficiency department.