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Eagle County mountaineer killed in avalanche outside Beaver Creek is 12th fatality this season

Few skiers had more experience in the backcountry than Gary Smith.  The Eagle County mountaineer had skied Denali, explored some of Colorado’s most remote peaks and shepherded countless skiers into the backcountry with his in-depth gear reviews for and work at Cripple Creek Backcountry shop in Vail.  On Monday, the 37-year-old mountaineer died in […]

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Vail, Beaver Creek patrollers are trading in their skis for ambulance keys in Eagle County’s coronavirus fight

EDWARDS — Chris Montera’s team at Eagle County Paramedic Services began planning for COVID-19 response in early February, well before the county emerged as an epicenter for the virus.  As they sketched out worst-case scenarios, the first responders and emergency medical technicians kept returning to one question: “What if we get sick?” “So we started […]

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Vail Resorts decides to end ski season at Vail, Keystone, Crested Butte, Beaver Creek; Loveland, Buttermilk also shut down

Vail Resorts said Tuesday morning that it won’t reopen the majority of its North American ski areas — including Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Crested Butte — for the rest of the 2019-20 season because of the new coronavirus. That could affect other ski areas in the state that were hoping to reopen. “Our decision […]

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Coronavirus is running so rampant in Colorado’s mountains residents, visitors should “minimize all contact with other people”

UPDATED: This file was updated at 2:02 p.m. on March 16, 2020, to include the rates of COVID-19 infection in four Colorado mountain counties. People who recently visited or live in four mountain counties of Colorado should “minimize their contact with other people” because the new coronavirus is spreading so rampantly in those areas, state […]