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Avalanche Report: Grandson of Vail Mountain co-founder dies in Colorado

We were stunned and saddened to hear of the loss of Tony Seibert, 24, who died in an avalanche yesterday at the East Vail Chutes west of Denver. The slide occurred just outside the ski boundaries of Vail Mountain – the Colorado resort area that Seibert’s grandfather, Peter Seibert Sr., co-founded. Three others were temporarily trapped but were […]

Avalanche Report: First CO Fatality of Winter Season

We are deeply saddened to hear of Colorado’s first avalanche fatality this winter season. George Dirth, 28, of Fraser, died after being caught and buried by an avalanche on Parkview Mountain, west of Willow Creek Pass. Search and rescue members from Jackson County, along with Grand County emergency responders, worked on Tuesday, December 31 to […]

Avalanche Report: Snowmobiler Killed at Portal Creek near Big Sky

Our thoughts are with the loved ones of Burton Kenneth Gibson, who perished in an avalanche near Big Sky in Montana. Gibson was snowmobiling with his son and his son’s friend in the Onion Basin near Eaglehead Mountain when he was buried and killed in the slide. Read more about Gibson here.

Avalanche Report: Snowmobiler and Skier Killed in Separate Avalanches

It is with a heavy heart that we report the first avalanche fatalities of this winter. Snowmobiler Rex J. Andersen, 39, was caught, buried and killed in a slide near Palisades Peak, west of Jackson, Wyoming but just a couple miles inside the Idaho state line. Read more about the Palisades Peak avalanche here. Jackson resident […]