Skip to contents

avalanche deaths

avalanche deaths
avalanche deaths

Bodies of two backcountry skiers found in avalanche debris near Silverton

The skiers -- 55-year-old Albert Perry and 51-year-old Dr. Jeff Paffendorf -- were reported overdue and later found dead in an area known as "the Battleship," which is southeast of Ophir Pass

Outdoors

Skier dies in backcountry avalanche near Crested Butte

Officials are worried about a surge in backcountry skiers this year because of the coronavirus crisis

Outdoors

New Colorado avalanche study reveals troubling trend heading into busy backcountry season

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center found an increase in accidents involving experienced skiers during periods of elevated danger after the pandemic shutdown in March

Outdoors

Skier killed in avalanche near Crested Butte

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the skier was among four people who were skiing Tuesday on Mount Emmons

Outdoors

Skier killed in Summit County avalanche was prepared. But strong winds, fresh snow created a deadly slab.

Aaron Wiener, of Denver, was the fifth person to die in a Colorado avalanche this snow season. The slide in the steep couloir off Red Peak near Silverthorne was triggered by a skier above him.

Outdoors

Skier killed in avalanche north of Silverthorne

Three men were on their way down Red Mountain when a shallow avalanche broke near the most uphill skier

Outdoors

The snowbikers were prepared. But the “avalanche terrain trap” near Vail still stole two of their lives.

Motorized community revving avalanche education for new snowbikers, who bring dirt-biking skills to the winter mountains, but have little understanding of the risks of snow.

Outdoors

Two snowbikers die in avalanche north of Vail; danger rises as storm hits mountains

Authorities said the bodies of the the two people killed in the slide -- 28-year-old Dillon Block and 30-year-old Cesar Almanza-Hernandez -- were recovered on Sunday

Outdoors

“You would think it’s the opposite”: The average age of fatal avalanche victims is on the rise

The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality

Outdoors

Colorado’s first seasonal avalanche death illustrates how many fatal slides happen during lower danger levels

Michelle Lindsay, a 29-year-old from Fort Collins, was killed while she was backcountry skiing on Cameron Pass west of Fort Collins on Dec. 8

Outdoors

“Rotten” snow layer causes rare in-bounds avalanche at Steamboat that buries man — and it’s just the beginning

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has logged 80 slides since Thursday, when the last winter storm began, including in popular backcountry recreation areas

Outdoors

A Colorado avalanche instructor’s survey of backcountry skiers’ preparedness had “shocking” results

Vail’s Kelli Rohrig said her informal study also showed that many people had close calls with slides and some had even been caught in them

Outdoors

Authorities identify Fort Collins woman killed in backcountry avalanche

Michelle Lindsay, 29, of Fort Collins was buried under snow at Diamond Peak on Sunday

Outdoors

Fort Collins woman killed in avalanche on Cameron Pass in northern Colorado

It's the first avalanche death this winter season in Colorado, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Eight people died in slides last snow season.

Outdoors

Pre-season training preps avalanche dogs from Colorado and far beyond for search and rescue

“The saves are going to start happening because of this program and we are going to get people out of the worst situation possible alive.”

Outdoors

It took an act of Congress to get two Colorado peaks named for renowned alpinist couple who died while climbing in Tibet

A years-long effort to name Fowler and Boskoff peaks succeeded where many others failed. Here’s the story of the energy behind the effort.

Outdoors

Showers, catered meals, wine lists: Colorado’s newest backcountry ski huts are following Euro and Canadian model

This year’s avalanches and epic snow limited access to Red Mountain Pass huts during the season’s busiest month

Outdoors

A ducked rope line. A massive avalanche: Detailed report on deadly Telluride slide comes as sheriff’s probe continues

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s final report confirms -- in detail -- earlier accounts of the slide that killed Salvador Garcia-Atance on Feb. 19

Outdoors

Avalanche slams into home of southwest Colorado sheriff, injuring him and two of his children

Tuesday's slide comes amid a stretch of historic avalanche conditions in Colorado that buried roads, shuttered ski areas and left three men dead

Outdoors

Colorado’s 7th avalanche fatality this season comes in Jones Pass slide during historic conditions

The death means Colorado has surpassed the average number of people -- six -- killed seasonally in avalanches in the state

Outdoors
2 of 3