2 Killed in Colorado Avalanches Today | 18 Avalanche Deaths in 16-days in USA

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Photo of the deadly avalanche on Mount Trelease, CO. image: colorado avalanche information center, 2/14/21

2 people died in avalanches in Colorado today, February 14, 2021.

A backcountry snowboarder was killed in a large avalanche in Colorado today on Mount Trelease.

A snowmobiler was also killed in an avalanche west of Rollins Pass, CO today.

We have outlined each avalanche death’s preliminary reports below.

These were the 24th & 25th avalanche deaths in the USA this season.

These were the 17th & 18th avalanche fatalities in the past 16-days.

These were the 9th & 10th avalanche deaths in Colorado this season.

The past 16-day period has been the deadliest avalanche cycle in US recreational history. 

Photo of deadly avalnache west of Rollins Pass, CO on 2/14/21. image: colorado avalanche information center

Snowboarder Avalanche Fatality on

Mt. Trelease, CO Avalanche Fatality:

PRELIMINARY: A backcountry snowboarder traveling alone was caught, buried and killed in an avalanche on February 14, 2021. Searcher and Rescue personnel found the tourer buried with a deployed avalanche airbag. Part of the airbag was visible in the avalanche debris, but the tourer’s head was covered (partial burial-critical). The avalanche occurred around 9:30 AM. It ran on an east-facing slope above treeline, on a terrain feature known as Pat’s Knob, elevation 12,304 east of Mount Trelease.

Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of the person involved. We will publish more information as it becomes available.

  • Colorado Avalnache Information Center
Map showing location of the deadly avalanche. image: colorado avalanche information center, 2/14/21
image: colorado avalanche information center, 2/14/21

Snowmobiler Avalanche Fatality West of Rollins Pass, CO

PRELIMINARY: A snowmobiler was caught and killed in an avalanche west of Rollins Pass. The avalanche occurred on an east-facing, above treeline slope of Mount Epworth. When the avalanche stopped, the snowmobiler was buried underneath his sled on Pumphouse Lake.

Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of the person involved. We will publish more information as it becomes available.

  • Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Map showing location of the deadly avalanche west of Rollins Pass. image: colorado avalanche information center, 2/14/21
image: colorado avalanche information center, 2/14/21

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