Following a historic Colorado avalanche season, pros and entrepreneurs create new tools for safer backcountry travel
A new podcast, a rescue sled, an avalanche education app and a guidebook offering mellow tours are some recent innovations offered by Colorado skiers after last year's deadly avalanche season.
Citizen scientist records retreat of Colorado glaciers one ski run at a time
Public policy analyst Jonah Siefer has skied every month of the last three years and his casual observations mirror those of climate scientists tracking the loss of ice fields.
Teenage Summit County ski mountaineer breaks North American record for most vertical feet climbed in 24 hours
Grace Staberg, 19, skied up Copper Mountain more than 21 times in one day — totaling 56,153 feet — and falling just shy of the world record set last month in Europe.
Eagle County man died after being swept off cliff near Beaver Creek, final avalanche report says
Gary Smith and a partner were skiing on a steep slope in the backcountry near Beaver Creek Resort on March 22 when the avalanche occurred
Colorado man among 5 killed in Alaska backcountry skiing helicopter crash
Greg Harms was a backcountry guide and new dad from Aspen
Eagle County mountaineer killed in avalanche outside Beaver Creek is 12th fatality this season
Gary Smith, an indefatigable explorer who introduced countless skiers to the backcountry, was skiing with a friend in Sanctuary Chute when he was caught in an avalanche Monday.
Stress threatens Colorado search and rescue teams as calls for help climb during coronavirus
Weary after a year of increased calls and grim missions, Colorado's more than 2,800 volunteer backcountry rescuers are hoping lawmakers can find better funding and support.
Avalanche danger remains high in the West, 32 deaths confirmed this season
The accidents have involved different recreational activities — snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking. And experts warn backcountry conditions are not improving.
Northern Colorado has its own backcountry ski patrollers. And they’re busier than ever.
Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol celebrates 30 years negotiating complicated terrain, boundaries and avalanche risk near Cameron Pass
Snowboarder, snowmobiler killed in two separate Colorado avalanches on Sunday
Ten backcountry travelers have died in avalanches in Colorado this season, making this winter the deadliest since 2012-13. The hazard continues to climb as new snow and high winds stress a weak snowpack.
MAP: Colorado avalanches have killed at least 11 people during the 2020-21 winter season
Avalanche forecasters and search and rescue crews were worried that this year would be especially deadly because of the coronavirus pandemic and a weak snowpack
Man killed in East Vail avalanche was standing in a spot “he felt safe” when he was buried, report says
Johnny Kuo died during a dangerous avalanche cycle that continues with new snow coming over President's Day weekend
Communication challenges in “terrain trap” contributed to deaths of three skiers in Colorado avalanche, report says
A final Colorado Avalanche Information Center report on the slide released Sunday provides details on the deadliest Colorado avalanche since 2013 capping a week where 15 backcountry travelers have died in slides across the U.S.
Skier killed in East Vail avalanche identified as longtime local John Kuo
John Kuo, known as "Johnny Tsunami," regularly skied the easy-to-access East Vail zone beyond the boundary of the Vail ski area.
Three Eagle County men feared dead in massive avalanche near Silverton
The beloved community members buried on southern Colorado’s South Lookout Peak could push the grim 2020-21 season’s avalanche fatality count to seven.
Missing Carbondale man found dead in backcountry near Snowmass
David Cross, 32, died in “very hazardous terrain” in the West Willow area
As Colorado backcountry use soars, Vail Pass’ fee model could be a way to manage the crush
Dangerous avalanche conditions, combined with high backcountry use, create a busy season for managers of public lands.
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
Colorado plans to ramp up messaging after avalanches kill three experienced skiers in two days
How to reach experienced backcountry travelers is an age-old debate. Veterans can grow complacent, especially in areas where they ski often.
Skier dies in backcountry avalanche near Crested Butte
Officials are worried about a surge in backcountry skiers this year because of the coronavirus crisis