avalanche News

High Avalanche Danger in Colorado Following Heavy Snow

The avalanche danger in Colorado’s northern and central mountains is high after up to 4 feet of snow fell in some spots in the last few days. On Sunday, an avalanche dumped snow across a section of Interstate 70 between …

Wyoming Avalanche Causes Damages, No Injuries

Heavy snowfall caused an avalanche in Wyoming. Snow tumbled onto a highway in northwest Wyoming, damaging one car but not injuring anyone. The Wyoming Department of Transportation says an avalanche occurred around noon Wednesday and sent snow onto U.S. 89 …

Storms up Avalanche Risks Across Rockies in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana

Forecasters have issued warnings of potential avalanches across the Rocky Mountains as early winter snows and ongoing storms bring on the risk of fatal accidents. Dangerous conditions were highlighted by officials over the weekend across much of Colorado, in northwest …

Parents Sue Alaska Heli-Ski Company After Son’s Avalanche Death

The parents of a 26-year-old snowboarder who died after an Alaska avalanche have filed a federal lawsuit against a heli-skiing company, alleging it failed to assess the danger in the area. Nickolay Dobov of Truckee, California, died after the March …

Judge Won’t Toss Colorado Skiing Death Lawsuit

A judge has denied Vail Resorts’ request to toss a lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager who died in an avalanche while skiing in January 2012. The Vail Daily reported District Judge Chris Melonakis’ decision means the wrongful …

Family: Vail Misled Officials About Fatal Slide

The family of a teen killed in an avalanche at Vail Mountain last year says there is “substantial evidence” that employees have given misleading information, altered documents and failed to do slide mitigation work. According to depositions obtained by The …

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Employee Dies After Avalanche

A member of a Sierra Nevada ski resort’s patrol team who was injured after being caught in an avalanche has died. Alpine Meadows said in a statement that 53-year-old Bill Foster died at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., …

Colorado Parents Say Avalanche Not a Routine Ski Risk

The parents of a 13-year-old Colorado boy killed in an avalanche last winter say it’s not a ski risk protected from lawsuits. The parents sued Vail Resorts last summer claiming the company’s negligence created an avalanche trap that killed their …

Avalanche Danger in Rockies At High This Season

Business is lagging this year at the Boulder Outdoor Center in Colorado, where adventurers come to book and buy equipment for ski trips into the backcountry. Except, that is, in one area. The outfitter’s avalanche training courses keep selling out. …

Avalanche Risk Increases in Parts Of Bridger Range In Montana

Officials with the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center say a weekend storm and falling temperatures have increased the avalanche danger on some slopes of the Bridger Range. Avalanche danger is considerable on wind-loaded slopes and slopes steeper than 35 degrees. …