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Avalanche partially buries one near Loveland Pass

Caitlin Row
Summit County correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. – An avalanche 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 public information officer Anna DeBattiste, 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.

The names of the young men involved in the avalanche weren’t available as of press time. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Tracy LeClair said she didn’t know the names and ages of the men because they left the scene before rescue personnel arrived.


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