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Beloved Steamboat Springs local killed in avalanche, second person rescued by helicopter

Six backcountry travelers have been killed in avalanches this season, including three snowshoers

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Recent storms improved Colorado’s meager snowpack. But they also created extreme avalanche risk.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center recorded more than 200 avalanches in a 3-day period after storms brought significant snow to peaks last week.

Outdoors

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.

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“You would think it’s the opposite”: The average age of fatal avalanche victims is on the rise

The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality

Outdoors

Colorado is the most dangerous state for avalanches, with death toll far surpassing other states

During the 2018-19 season, the state recorded 4,273 slides including 92 that caught people on their way down

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