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22nd Avalanche Death in U.S. 2013-14 Season- Granite County, Montana
A man was killed by an avalanche northeast of Philipsburg, Montana on Monday March 10th. The victim was back-country skiing with friends but was the only one caught in the avalanche. A Preliminary Report is here. We extend our sincere condolences to family and friends.
8th Avalanche Death in Colorado -Sharkstooth Peak, La Plata Mountains
A group of 5 snowmobilers were in the Bear Creek drainage near Sharktooths Peak on Wednesday March 5, 2014. At least one member of the group was caught in an avalanche, fully buried, and is still missing beneath the snow. Search and Rescue efforts will resume today (March 6). CAIC is aiding search and rescue efforts and will visit the site. We will update the Preliminary Report as facts are verified. We extend our sincere condolences to family and friends.
Star Mountain Final Report
On February 15th, two backcountry skiers were killed in an avalanche on Star Mountain near Twin Lakes. The Final Report is now available. We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victims.
Seventh Colorado Avalanche Death
On March 4th, a backcountry skier was killed in an avalanche south of Platoro Reservoir near Conejos Peak. We will update the Preliminary Report as facts are verified, and CAIC staff will visit the site on March 5th. We extend our sincere condolences to family and friends.
Know the Snow Video Contest - Help develop avalanche education, make a fun movie, and win great prizes all at the same time! Go to www.knowthesnow.com for more details.
Front Range Avalanche Talks- Join CAIC staff for a series of avalanche safety talks hosted by REI. Topics include general avalanche safety and advanced topics like companion rescue, Avalanche Problems, and terrain management.
- 2/26 Weak Layer Development, REI Denver 6:30 pm
- 3/6 Spring Avalanche Safety, REI Boulder 6:30 pm
- 3/12 Spring Avalanche Safety, REI Denver 6:30 pm