Another avalanche, this one on Sunday afternoon, partially buried a snowboarder between Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and the summit of Loveland Pass. Another snowboarder involved was left unscathed. No injuries resulted from the slide, though snow did come across the road and closed the highway.
According to Summit County Rescue Group, both snowboarders were male, in their early twenties, and they didn’t have the proper backcountry gear (no shovel or probe). The accident occurred between the switchbacks at mile marker 224 — below the summit of Loveland Pass, but above Arapahoe Basin. This is the second Colorado avalanche this week involving skiers/snowboarders. See Colorado Avalanche Results in Death.
Anyone considering backcountry skiing in Colorado should consult the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website for conditions.