There were 11 avalanche deaths in Colorado last winter. That’s above the long-term average but the number of fatal accidents in avalanche terrain is not increasing apace with surge in backcountry travel.
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31-year-old man from Colorado is 11th avalanche death this season. Spring conditions continue to change, Colorado Avalanche Information Center warns.
Forecasters and snow scientists with the CAIC work with land managers, county sheriffs and search and rescue groups to compile detailed accounts of every fatal avalanche. Those reports are the cornerstones of avalanche education.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center forecasters need intricate knowledge of snowy layers that sit below the surface as they warn public of hazards and risks.
The experienced ski tourers were in the trees at about 8,400 feet. Rescuers also are looking for a snowmobiler swept away in Conejos County.
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The Grand County Sheriff’s Office says it was alerted to the slide on Corona Pass, in the area of Mount Epworth and Pumphouse Lake, at about 2:15 p.m.