Some Aspen trails to remain closed due to heavy snowpack
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says some trails in the Aspen area might not open until well into the summer, if at all, due to a heavy snowpack and avalanche debris.
HAINES, Alaska (AP) — A 34-year-old snow boarder from Haines died an avalanche north of the city.
Alaska State Troopers say David Dzenawagis died Wednesday in the area of Takshanuk...
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been rescued after an avalanche buried a home with snow in Taos.
According to the Taos Ski Valley, the avalanche occurred about 11:30 a.m....
Scotland avalanche victims were 2 Frenchmen, 1 Swiss
LONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland say the three people who died in an avalanche on Britain's highest peak were two Frenchman and a Swiss national.
Powerful snowstorm expected to sock parts of West
DENVER (AP) — An avalanche injured a sheriff and his daughters Tuesday when it smashed into their home in rural Colorado, underscoring the West's late-winter woes as a powerful storm dumped more...
Avalanche crashes into Colorado home, 3 injured
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — An avalanche crashed into a home in southwest Colorado, injuring three people, including Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey.
Avalanche kills 2 climbers on Britain’s highest mountain
LONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland say an avalanche has killed two people on Britain's highest mountain.
Britain's Press Association reported that a group of climbers were on Ben Nevis...
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) — One person was killed and two others were injured by deep snow cascading off roofs in the southwestern Colorado resort town of Crested Butte.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old Anchorage man died in an avalanche while snowboarding on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.
The Anchorage Daily News reports Jeffery Cheng and...
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on avalanches in Colorado (all times local):
Colorado's Interstate 70 is back open after work to trigger avalanches along the busy highway.
Crews search for Marine missing in California mountains
BRIDGEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Avalanche debris was spotted during a search for a missing Marine who failed to return from a backcountry skiing trip through the Sierra Nevada, California authorities...
DENVER (AP) — Work to trigger avalanches is shutting down portions of Colorado's Interstate 70.
Crews were using explosives dropped from helicopters to trigger intentional avalanches at a...
Colorado ski resorts back in business Saturday
DENVER (AP) — Much of western Colorado remains under an avalanche warning Saturday, but major highways are open and ski resorts are back in business after avalanches caused havoc over the past...
2 avalanches close down Utah roads
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah say two avalanches have led to road closures in Provo Canyon and Alta.
Authorities closed westbound lanes in one part of Highway 189 and eastbound...
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A teenager visiting Colorado for spring break says he and two friends were swept up in an inbounds avalanche while snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
DENVER (AP) — Historic avalanche danger caused havoc in the Colorado mountains Thursday, shutting down portions of two highways and prompting a rare warning for drivers to avoid a route leading to...
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Colorado avalanches (all times local):
A major east-west highway through the Colorado mountains has reopened after an avalanche.
- Connecticut PostAvalanches, poor weather delaying search for missing CT MarineMarch 18, 2019
- Daily Times-CallJohnstown Family Describes Being Swept Off I-70 by an AvalancheMarch 5, 2019
- Jackson Hole DailyStorm nudges Jackson toward snowiest month recordFebruary 27, 2019
- Idaho State JournalThree survive after being buried by avalancheFebruary 19, 2019
- Jackson Hole DailyTeton Pass and Snake River canyon closed Friday morningFebruary 15, 2019
Utah residents warned about roof avalanches
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Emergency officials in Utah are warning homeowners of the potential danger of snow sliding off rooftops in what are being called "roof avalanches."
TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the backcountry skier who apparently died in an avalanche in southwestern Colorado.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian woman showed she had quick wits and a cool head by recording a video of a "dramatic" avalanche as it cascaded toward her house.
Avalanche in Norway caught on video
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Colorado avalanches (all times local):
Interstate 70 has reopened in both directions east of the Eisenhower Tunnel after hours of avalanche...
Avalanche control closes I-70 in Colorado
DENVER (AP) — Interstate 70 in central Colorado has been closed as crews conduct avalanche mitigation.
CDOT reports that both eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 are covered by snow...
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say the snowmobiler who died after he was buried in an avalanche in northwestern Wyoming was a 27-year-old Wisconsin man.
Snowmobiler dies in northwestern Wyoming avalanche
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a snowmobiler has died after he was buried in an avalanche in northwestern Wyoming.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the man and three friends were...
Cloud of snow blankets highway after avalanche
Avalanche sends plume of snow on I-70 in Colorado
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — An avalanche startled motorists and sent a plume of snow over a section of Interstate 70 in Colorado.
It happened Sunday in Ten Mile Canyon between Frisco and Copper...
Heavy snowfall raises avalanche concerns in Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An avalanche warning has been posted for the mountain that overlooks the city of Missoula in southwest Montana.
Officials also closed Mount Jumbo to people to reduce...
Skier killed in southwestern Montana avalanche identified
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A 36-year-old skier from Bozeman who was killed in an avalanche in southwestern Montana has been identified.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Peter Lazar was caught...
Amtrak service unlikely to resume soon due to Sierra storm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Amtrak passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California, is unlikely to resume until at least Friday because of a lingering winter storm that sent an avalanche...
The Latest: Amtrak may remain closed in Sierra into Friday
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on an avalanche that has shut down Amtrak's California Zephyr passenger train service between Reno and Sacramento, California (all times local):
The Latest: Skier killed in Montana avalanche identified
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in Montana (all times local):
Montana officials say a Bozeman man who died in an avalanche was a passionate skier who had...
Western Wyoming sees deep snowfall
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — More snow fell Wednesday in western Wyoming where up to 4 feet of snow has fallen in the previous three days, raising fears of large avalanches.
Skier killed in avalanche in southwestern Montana
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old skier from Bozeman was killed in an avalanche in southwestern Montana.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the man, whose name has not...
Montana residents dig out as storm shuts down highways
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Residents in western Montana dug out from more than 2 feet of snow Tuesday as a winter storm pounded the southern part of the state, closing major roadways and prompting...
Central Idaho home damaged in avalanche
HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — A central Idaho home was damaged in an avalanche Monday night.
No one was at the home in Hailey at the time and the damage wasn't discovered until Tuesday morning. The...
Rescuers search for missing skier after Austrian avalanche
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say a German man is still missing after an avalanche in Austria buried a group of backcountry skiers, killing one and injuring a second. Three other skiers were...
1 dead, 4 rescued after Austria avalanche, search continues
BERLIN (AP) — An avalanche hit a forest in Austria near the German border on Saturday, killing one skier, Austrian police said. Four others were rescued from the snow but emergency workers kept up...
Avalanche in Indian Himalayas kills 1, leaves 5 missing
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian rescuers have found the body of an army soldier and are searching for five other soldiers after an avalanche struck a Himalayan border post in the country's north, police...
The Latest: Skier killed in avalanche near Telluride
TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly avalanche in southwestern Colorado (all times local):
Search crews have recovered the body of a backcountry skier who was...
Rescuers look for skier after avalanche near Telluride
TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Rescuers are looking for a backcountry skier who may have been caught in an avalanche in southwestern Colorado.
They looked for the man after the slide near Telluride...
Police: 1 dead after avalanche hits Swiss ski resort
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — A 34-year-old Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Swiss Alps ski resort,...
Avalanche hits skiers at Swiss resort; 4 rescued so far
GENEVA (AP) — An afternoon avalanche swept up skiers as it rumbled across a slope at a popular Swiss Alps ski resort Tuesday, sparking a hurried search that rescued four people and extended into...
3 backcountry skiers survive avalanche on Teton Pass
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Three backcountry skiers survived after being caught in an avalanche Saturday in western Wyoming.
Twenty-three-year-old Satchel Toole wasn't breathing when his friends pulled him out of the slide on Teton Pass and but was resuscitated. The following day, Toole told the Jackson Hole News and Guide that the experience was "humbling."
Increased avalanche danger in Cascades
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say there's an increased avalanche danger in some areas of the Cascade Mountains due to recent snowfall.
The Northwest Avalanche Center tells KING-TV in a story on Friday that recent snowfall fell during warmer temperatures than the older snow beneath it.
Officials say that creates a "strong over weak" situation and increases the chance of an avalanche.
Avalanches cause problems in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
DENVER (AP) — Road crews in parts of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming worked Friday to clear avalanches that had closed mountain highways and undertook mitigation efforts in avalanche-prone areas.
In central Colorado, Interstate 70 at Vail Pass and U.S. 50 over Monarch Pass were closed Friday morning for avalanche control. An avalanche had closed Monarch Pass earlier Friday before being cleared.
Avalanches disrupt highway traffic in northwestern Montana
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Multiple avalanches and the threat of more slides have disrupted highway traffic in northwestern Montana near the Idaho border.
Montana transportation officials said Thursday they shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 for the 34 miles (55 kilometers) the highway snakes through mountainous terrain between St. Regis and the state line. The roadway reopened Thursday evening, but drivers are being warned of snowy and icy conditions.
Avalanche damages car in northwest Wyoming
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — 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 just south of Jackson.
Dawn Dunlap, of Jackson, tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that her car was hit by the avalanche.
Utah authorities identify snowmobiler killed in avalanche
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have identified a central Utah man who died after an avalanche buried him as he was snowmobiling.
Summit County sheriff's officials say 49-year-old Jason Lyman, of Mona, was on a snowmobile about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Salt Lake City on Saturday when the avalanche occurred.