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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:37 am

RIP, a wise man once told me "look at the snowpack not the calendar"

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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby RoanMtnMan » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:49 pm

Very sorry to see this. I have skied that slope more times than I can count. The most upsetting thing is how preventable it was. There have been multiple stories flowing my direction this week of slides much larger than is typical. Patience.
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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby aliciaf » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:39 pm

Another avalanche today on Loveland Pass. 5 snowboarders killed... Be careful out there everyone!!

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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby CO Native » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:57 pm

aliciaf wrote:Another avalanche today on Loveland Pass. 5 snowboarders killed... Be careful out there everyone!!

What!?!? :shock:
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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby CO Native » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:58 pm

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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby screeman57 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:09 pm

Felt my stomach turn when I read this--5 dead?!?!?!
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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby SolarAlex » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:12 pm

wow. that is really terrible to read. RIP and prayers for all involved.

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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby MatB » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:14 pm

I was afraid of this. After leaving A-Basin today there was a sheriff talking with a group of people at the bottom of the pass. As we continued on we saw another cop, followed by a firetruck and ambulance. We saw about 3 or 4 more vehicles heading that direction and my stomach dropped when one had a couple of snowmobiles on a trailer. Tragic. R.I.P.
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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby aliciaf » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:25 pm

MatB wrote:I was afraid of this. After leaving A-Basin today there was a sheriff talking with a group of people at the bottom of the pass. As we continued on we saw another cop, followed by a firetruck and ambulance. We saw about 3 or 4 more vehicles heading that direction and my stomach dropped when one had a couple of snowmobiles on a trailer. Tragic. R.I.P.


Yeah my fiance and I left A-Basin around 3:10pm or so and drove all the way to the top of the pass where a CDOT employee was having traffic turn around to go back down and through the Eisenhower Tunnel instead. He said there was an avalanche. How horrible.

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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby paulie » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:08 pm

I wonder where on Sniktau the slide occurred. I've always thought of it as one of the safest winter 13ers in Colorado.

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Re: Avalanche Fatality

Postby screeman57 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:20 pm

paulie wrote:I wonder where on Sniktau the slide occurred. I've always thought of it as one of the safest winter 13ers in Colorado.


Preliminary CAIC report said North aspect near treeline.
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