On February 2, 2016, a group of four snowmobilers departed from the Tucker Ponds trailhead east of Wolf Creek Pass. At approximately 4 PM, the group was snowmobiling in the Lost Mine Creek drainage between Campo Mollino and Park Creek. During the course of their ride, two members of the group were caught in an avalanche. One rider was partially buried and the other was completely buried.
The group left the scene to go for emergency assistance. They obtained cell coverage and placed a call to 911 at approximately 6 PM. Local riders, personnel from the Wolf Creek Ski Area, Mineral and Rio Grand County Sheriff's Offices, Archuleta County Emergency Management, and Upper San Juan Search and Rescue all participated in the search and rescue effort.
CAIC staff visited the site on February 3rd. We'll post more information as it become available.