avalanches

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“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

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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

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Authorities identify Fort Collins woman killed in backcountry avalanche

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

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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.

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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.”

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Colorado liftmaker Leitner-Poma entering boom as ski industry battles heat up and cities seek to innovate

Massive investments in resort infrastructure are one part of the surge, but the Grand Junction-based company also sees a future in solving urban traffic problems with its gondola systems

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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

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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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With snow still looming in the nearby San Juan Mountains, Lake City prepares for a deadly spring runoff

Hinsdale County residents aren’t waiting for the deluge. They’ll leave if they must, but for now they’re making their stand -- with sandbags.