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Avalanche near Sharkstooth Peak, La Plata Mountains - 1 Person Fully Buried and Missing
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.
18th US Avalanche Death for 2013-14 Season: On February 28th an avalanche ran into a neighborhood in Missoula, MT. It destroyed two homes and buried three people. One of the victims died from their injuries on March 3rd. Our deepest condolences to everyone affected by this tragic accident.
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
Ten Avalanche Fatalities in the Western US this February
Avalanches have killed ten people in the western US since February 8. Avalanches killed two people in Utah on 2/8 and 2/9. Two separate accidents killed two people in Colorado on 2/10. Two people were killed in a single accident on 2/11 in Oregon. Two more people were killed in an avalanche involving seven people in Colorado on 2/15. Four snowmobilers were buried, and one killed in an avalanche in Idaho on 2/16. One snowmobiler was buried and killed in Wyoming on 2/18.