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Skier Injured in Avalanche Near Rico, Colorado
A skier was caught and injured in an avalanche on Telescope Mountain near the town of Rico on March 31. He was evacuated by helicopter. You can read the preliminary report here.
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Backcountry Recreation Message
If you are recreating, please do so responsibly. This includes following social distancing requirements, not taking actions that risk pulling emergency service workers away from the important work they’re doing, or compromising their ability to continue that work. Learn more about the CAIC’s work during the pandemic here.
Governor Polis issued a Statewide Stay-at-Home order on March 25, 2020 - Learn more here
Many of Colorado’s counties have issued public health orders that affect travel and recreation. You can start your search for local information here. Check the zone forecast for specific information for the zones you are traveling in.
Avalanche Accident Near Ophir, Colorado
A snowboarder was caught carried and seriously injured in an avalanche in East Waterfall Canyon near the town of Ophir on March 24. Search and rescue personnel responded to the scene and the victim was evacuated by helicopter. You can view the preliminary report here.
The CAIC recorded 862 avalanches, 122 of which were triggered by people. Eleven people were caught in avalanches, three partially buried, and tragically two people were fully buried and killed. Read the monthly summary for details on the avalanches and snowpack.