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Colorado’s first-ever criminal charges following an avalanche could be slippery slope for backcountry travelers

Two snowboarders reported the avalanche they caused in March above the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels and cooperated with the investigation. Now, their statements and helmet-cam video are being used against them.

Outdoors

Social media shaming is spiking during the coronavirus pandemic, for better or worse

Social media shaming obviously isn’t new, but it’s spiked during the outbreak of the new coronavirus. And while some of it is hurtful -- and downright mean -- it’s not all bad, say experts who have studied social media behaviors for years.

Coronavirus

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

Outdoors

Jake Burton Carpenter, a snowboarder first and foremost, leaves Colorado legacy of community and persistence

Colorado ski resorts lined up against snowboarding even after Jake Burton Carpenter persuaded Berthoud Pass to open to athletes "surfing" the snow in 1978.

Outdoors

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

Transportation