WATCH: Avalanche near Booth Falls a reminder of extended avalanche season |

WATCH: Avalanche near Booth Falls a reminder of extended avalanche season

Fort Collins Coloradoan via Associated Press
Video by Milan Kuzman shows an avalanche near Booth Falls trail.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado’s avalanche season is being extended by a healthy snowpack that’s lingering longer than usual.

The Coloradoan reports that 10 people were caught or partially buried in avalanches in the state over the weekend, including nine in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says that there were five avalanches in the park, mostly in the popular Bear Lake area.

The park has said that no one suffered serious injuries in the slides. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says rangers saw a large number of visitors who underestimated conditions.

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Vail, Beaver Creek and Eagle Valley make the Vail Daily’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User