A snowmobiler was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche near Willow Park, Wyoming, on March 12, 2022. This accident is less than six miles north of the Steamboat and Flat Tops zone, and, from the pictures, it looks like the same persistent weak layer we are dealing with in Colorado. Be careful on northerly and easterly-facing slopes right now. These avalanches can catch you off guard.
Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family, and everyone involved in this accident. We will update this report as more information becomes available. You can find more information about this accident on the US accidents page on our website https://www.avalanche.state.co.us/accidents/us/.
There have been 12 avalanche-related fatalities in the US this winter season.