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Berthoud Pass backcountry skier becomes Colorado’s fourth avalanche death this season

Grand County Search and Rescue said the man’s body was discovered after he was reported overdue by family members

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

Skier dies in backcountry avalanche near Crested Butte

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

Drew Litton: The price of watching sports these days? Lots of political ads.

Downed tree samples are aiding research of last snow season’s epic avalanche cycle in Colorado

CAIC has harvested 730 tree disks or cookies so far over the past two summers for research by its partners

Drew Litton: Be a sport, wear a mask

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

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.

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

Drew Litton: Colorado, without sports, will go stir crazy

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

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

Colorado is the most dangerous state for avalanches, with death toll far surpassing other states

During the 2018-19 season, the state recorded 4,273 slides including 92 that caught people on their way down

The 25 most read Colorado Sun stories of 2019

These are our stories that received the most readership over the past year, from our investigation into to coverage of Denver International Airport and environmental issues

Authorities identify Fort Collins woman killed in backcountry avalanche

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

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.

Drew Litton: Where’s Marley’s ghost when you need him?

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.”

Acres of destruction left by Colorado’s historic avalanche season are also delivering climate change evidence

Researchers think secrets hidden in the rings of millions of felled trees may reveal the relationship between climate and avalanche cycles

Hardrock 100 ultrarun canceled by avalanche debris, high-water risk

The ultramarathon, traversing 13 high-mountain passes, is the second major event to be canceled this year

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