avalanches

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Colorado’s weekend snowstorm prompted avalanches in areas that hadn’t slid in decades. Here’s why.

“Historic” avalanche conditions are being experienced all over Colorado after conditions have been lining up all season for big slides

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Telluride-area slide claims sixth Colorado avalanche death this season

Salvador Garcia-Atance, a 47-year-old Telluride man, died in a slide triggered by snowboarders who went out of bounds from Telluride Resort less than two weeks ago

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Backcountry skier killed in “especially tragic” slide near Telluride, becoming Colorado’s 5th avalanche death of season

Salvador Garcia-Atance was the third man killed in a four-day stretch following heavy snowfall across the high country

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Aspen-area men killed in avalanche near Crested Butte, bringing Colorado’s 2018-2019 avalanche death toll to 4

Owen Green and Michael Goerne were killed in Saturday's slide. Friends say they had been training for the Grand Traverse next month.

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Fatal inbounds avalanches, like the one in Taos, often spur lawsuits against ski areas. They rarely get far.

The question is: Will the trend of unsuccessful lawsuits after fatal avalanches hold as ski areas expand into slide-prone terrain?

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The first death of Colorado’s avalanche season came after a series of minor mistakes, report shows

Instructor and five students in an avalanche-safety class spent hours planning, but were swept down the slope after missteps

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Colorado’s first avalanche death of 2019 came during an advanced avalanche-safety course on Red Mountain Pass

Peter Marshall, a 40-year-old from Longmont, was on a three-day avalanche class when he was buried by an avalanche and killed

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A declining number of avalanche deaths in Colorado, the West in the past four seasons buoys hope

"We are seeing a success story. But the source of that success is very complicated," said Ethan Greene, director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center