Colorado Backcountry Skiers Cause Avalanche Near Vail, Survive


At a glance

  • A group of backcountry skiers triggered an avalanche near Vail Pass on Saturday, according to a report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).
  • The slide was reportedly triggered by a group of four skiers, and occurred near Uneva Peak.
  • “Skier 2 was caught, but skied out. Skier 1 was standing in the runout taking photos and was able to move before the debris reached him. Skiers 3 & 4 descended an adjacent slope after the slide,” the CAIC report reads.

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