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Avalanche Fatality in New Mexico
Two inbounds riders were caught in an avalanche at Taos Ski Valley on Thursday, January 17. One died. We will update the preliminary report as more information is available. Our condolences go out to the family, friends, and everyone affected by this accident.
Senator Beck Accident Report
On Saturday, January 5, a skier was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche in Upper Senator Beck Basin, northwest of Red Mountain Pass. CAIC forecasters have conducted an investigation of the accident and have published the full report. Our sincerest condolences go out to the friends and family of the victim.
All of the fatal avalanche accidents we investigate are tragic events. We do our best to describe each one to help the people involved and the community as a whole better understand them. We offer these comments in the hope that it will help people avoid future avalanche accidents. If you have a question for us about the accident or the report, please contact the CAIC.